124th Legislature

First Regular Session

Chapter 135

H.P. 690 - L.D. 1002

Resolve, To Conduct an Updated Study of the Feasibility of Establishing a Single-payor Health Care System in the State and the Impact of Any Federal Health Care Reform

Sec. 1. Update to feasibility study. Resolved: That the Legislative Council shall contract with a qualified consultant to update the estimated costs and impact of a single-payor health care system as described in the December 2002 document titled "Feasibility Study of a Single-payer Health Plan Model for the State of Maine" produced by Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. In the event that federal legislation related to universal health care is enacted, the updated study must include a preliminary analysis of the impact of federal action on state legislation to establish a single-payor health care system or other mechanism for universal health care and the availability of federal funding and guidance for implementation in this State. The Legislative Council shall seek outside grant funding to fully fund all costs of the updated study, which may not exceed $60,000. If sufficient outside funding has not been received by the Legislative Council by October 1, 2009 to fully fund all costs of the updated study, no expenses of any kind related to the study may be incurred. The updated study must be submitted no later than January 15, 2010 to the Second Regular Session of the 124th Legislature. The Joint Standing Committee on Insurance and Financial Services may submit legislation based on the updated feasibility study to the Second Regular Session of the 124th Legislature; and be it further

Sec. 2. Appropriations and allocations. Resolved: That the following appropriations and allocations are made.


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Initiative: Allocates funds to the Legislature to contract for an update to the 2002 study of the feasibility of establishing a single-payor health care plan for the State.

All Other
$60,000 $0
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