Maine to consider fixes to health care system
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Dec. 17, 2017
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine task force is set to meet for the first time to come up with state-level fixes to the health care system.
The Portland Press Herald reports the task force is set to meet Wednesday and discuss proposals like a single-payer health care system.
Meanwhile, Congress is deciding whether to repeal a key provision of former President Barack Obama's health care law. The Congressional Budget Office estimates 13 million fewer Americans would have health care coverage if Congress repeals the mandate that requires people who can't get insurance through an employer to purchase coverage or pay a penalty.
The task force's membership includes Democratic Sen. Geoff Gratwick, a retired rheumatologist.
Gratwick said he supports single-payer in theory, but wants solutions that can gain wide support.