by Sue Blevins
Maine Heritage Policy Center
September 04, 2003
While undoubtedly supporters of universal health care in Maine are well meaning, their proposal, nevertheless, could have serious harmful consequences for all citizens. If history is any indication, a single-payer initiative will end up costing much more than advocates claim. That, in turn, would lead to higher taxes and/or rationing under which a state health board would determine which medical treatments and prescription drugs would and would not be covered.

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