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November 30, 2011

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Ray Wallace sworn in as Legislature's newest member

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Ray Wallace was sworn into office today by Governor Paul LePage after winning a special election to fill a vacant seat in House District 24.

Rep. Wallace (R-Dexter) said he was motivated to run for office by the reform agenda championed by the Republican majorities in the House and Senate...

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Maine Legislature Passes Landmark Health Insurance Reform

May 17, 2011

AUGUSTA - The Maine Senate passed landmark legislation today to revamp Maine's health insurance market. The measure, LD 1333, is designed to generate more competition and more choices and bring rates closer to national norms. It also sets up a Guaranteed Access Plan to make sure Mainers with pre-existing conditions can obtain affordable insurance and cannot be denied coverage.

On May 13, the House voted 78 to 68 for final passage. The Senate voted 24 to 10. The vote was bipartisan in both ...

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Video Clip: Governor Paul LePage Signs Landmark Health Insurance Reforms into Law

May 17, 2011

Joined by Senate President Kevin Raye, House Speaker Robert Nutting, and the Chairmen of the Insurance and Financial Services Committee - Senator Rodney Whittemore and Represenative Wes Richardson, Gov. LePage signed LD1333 into law.

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Legislature passes landmark bill to reform health insurance market

May 16, 2011

AUGUSTA - The Maine Senate passed landmark legislation today to revamp Maine's health insurance market. The measure, LD 1333, is designed to generate more competition and more choices and bring rates closer to national norms. It also sets up a Guaranteed Access Plan to make sure Mainers with pre-existing conditions can obtain affordable insurance and cannot be denied coverage.

On May 13, the House voted 78 to 68 for final passage. The Senate voted 24 to 10. The vote was bipartisan in both cham...

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Health insurance reform clears initial hurdle in Maine House

May 5, 2011

AUGUSTA - Landmark legislation to revamp Maine's health insurance market cleared a critical hurdle today in the House of Representatives by a vote of 76-72. The measure, designed to generate more competition and bring rates closer to national norms, now moves to the Senate. Final enactment votes in both bodies could come as early as next week.

"The people of our state are the winners today," said House Speaker Robert Nutting. "For years, reasonable proposals to fix a dysfunctional health insur...

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Rep. Wes Richardson Reappointed to Key Health Policy Council

February 14, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Wes Richardson has been reappointed to a second term on the Advisory Council on Health Systems Development, which has a sweeping mandate to examine virtually all facets of health insurance in the state.

The council also will help mesh Maine's health care system with the new federal health law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA).

"I'm honored to be returning to the council," said Rep. Richardson (R-Warren), a fourth-term legislator. "My fo...

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