Detailed article assessing Maine's state-run health insurance program, DirigoCho

Publication Year:
2007

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Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.portlandlibrary.com/news_mainebiz/4391
Author(s):
Donnelly, Sara
Tags:
Dirigo Health; Insurance; Health
article description
Detailed article assessing Maine's state-run health insurance program, DirigoChoice. Launched three years ago by Gov. John Baldacci, the program aimed to provide health insurance to 130,000 Mainers by 2010. But DirigoChoice, which to date has enrolled roughly 10 percent of that goal, is expected to run out of money in February 2009 unless its rich benefits package is trimmed or funding is altered. With comments by Sen. Peter Mills (R-Skowhegan); Dana Connors, president of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce; Bob Downs, director of operations at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care; and Hildie Lipson, a DirigoChoice enrollee from Augusta. With a chart comparing DirigoChoice to other health plans available for small businesses.