Our political analysts Ethan Strimling and Phil Harriman both agreed this morning that “Democrats have been masterful” in tying the hospital payment plan with expanding health care. Whether that will be good for the state of Maine is a point of contention.
Ethan sees this as win-win; hospitals get paid and 70,000 people get health insurance. Phil see it as win-lose. Yes, hospitals get paid, but covering 70,000 new people simply re-creates the financial problem we are trying to solve.
They also comment on the Governor’s first campaign pledge of the 2014 campaign; “Eliminate the income tax!” Click below to hear it all.