Tag Archives: Roger Katz

LePage says managed care won’t improve quality, cost of health care

In an impromptu meeting with reporters Monday, Gov. Paul LePage said he didn’t support the idea of using managed care organizations as a way of lowering the cost of health care in Maine, saying quality of care would decline along with cost to the state.. Though word has not come out officially, several parties with […]

Roundup: Medicaid expansion vote tabled at committee, Rier gets thumbs up to lead education

The Legislature’s Health and Human Services committee tabled a much-anticipated vote on Medicaid expansion Wednesday morning after less than half an hour of conversation. On Wednesday afternoon, committee member Rep. Deborah Sanderson, R-Chelsea, said the committee was awaiting fiscal projections by the state’s Office of Fiscal and Program Review. She also said it’s possible a […]

Today’s big question: When will the civil emergency end?

UPDATE: Per a 3 p.m. press release by Gov. LePage, the civil emergency has been lifted. “I’m pleased that State government is back to normal and Mainers are back to work,” said LePage. “I want to thank Maine State employees for their patience during these past couple weeks. This federal shutdown caused a tremendous amount […]