Single Payor Legislation in Maine

The Maine legislature has taken a potentially historic step on the road to the real health care reform that Americans need. The recently passed legislation sets the stage for a truly caring and efficient health care system for the state of Maine, which could become a national model. We call on the Governor of Maine to sign this legislation. Once the governor has added his signature, we urge the Commission established by the bill to rapidly implement a statewide single payer system that would eliminate private health insurers in Maine, and use the money currently wasted on their paperwork and profits to fund care.

The bill is available here (MS Word format).