Two hospital plans enter – only one will survive. Who got it right?

This week, democrats in the Legislature unveiled their own plan to pay the MaineCare debt to the State’s hospitals on the same day Gov. Paul LePage brought his plan before a committee.

Both plans would give hospitals the $185,000,000 they’re owed by the State.  But, the plans differ in how state government comes up with the money — and how it’s payed off.

NEWS CENTER/Bangor Daily News political analysts Phil Harriman and Ethan Strimling talk about the pros and cons of each plan; as well as the latest on the push to make lists of people who have concealed weapons permits inaccessible to the public.