Last updated on: 9/28/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Maine House Democrats Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“Putting Americans in charge of their health care and ensuring a level playing field is a major goal of the new health care law. As part of the new law, Maine is authorized to launch a health insurance exchange, or marketplace, that will create a one-stop shop to allow individuals, families and small businesses to purchase a private health insurance plan that best suits their needs and their budget…

Health insurance exchanges will increase competition among insurance companies and will help individuals and small businesses combine their purchasing power to get better deals – just like big businesses and other organizations already do. Exchanges will increase choice, increase competition and increase the quality of the products offered.”

“Health Insurance Exchanges Seen As Way to Increase Security and Ensure a Fair Playing Field for Maine Families and Small Businesses,” www.maine.gov, Sep. 21, 2010

Description:

Organization of the Democratic members of the Maine House of Representatives

Mission:

“[B]uilding for the future by preserving and advancing Maine’s superior quality of life; growing opportunity through quality, affordable education; encouraging innovation and economic growth; and ensuring that state government is responsible, efficient and benevolent for its people.”

“Maine House Democrats,” www.maine.gov (accessed Sep. 27, 2010)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Will the health insurance exchanges benefit consumers?