Articles by Adam Goode


LePage’s $500,000 for plagiarism: If that’s not mismanagement, what is?

By Adam Goode on June 24, 2014, at 1:17 p.m.
Imagine taking a multiple choice test and getting this question: What did Gov. Paul LePage recently spend half a million dollars on? (A) Improving the health of Mainers; (B) Bolstering education budgets; (C) Lowering property taxes; or (D) Paying a controversial consultant who turned in a plagiarized report. Unfortunately for …

New health care law has devastating consequences for rural Mainers

By Adam Goode on Sept. 03, 2012, at 9:43 p.m.
For many Maine families and small businesses in rural parts of the state, the cost of going to the doctor or filling a prescription has gotten more expensive in the past year. Part of the reason for the increase is a new law passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature, which deregulated …

Republican legislators side with insurance companies over Maine people

By Adam Goode on March 16, 2012, at 8:18 p.m.
Last year, in the midst of the worst economy in generations, Anthem proposed a health insurance rate increase of 9.7 percent, building in a 3 percent guaranteed profit margin. While middle class families and small businesses are squeezed in this tough economy, the state’s largest insurer then spent big money …

Bad health care deal for rural Maine

By Adam Goode on May 06, 2011, at 8:56 p.m.
On Thursday, Republican lawmakers voted along party lines to pass a complex and reckless proposal to overhaul Maine’s health insurance protections. While much about the bill’s impact is still unknown, what is certain is that this proposal will drive up costs for the sickest Maine people, those living in rural …

Health care law offers benefits to Mainers

By Adam Goode on July 14, 2010, at 7:04 p.m.
Just over three months ago President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act of 2010 into law. For the countless individuals and small businesses struggling to access quality, affordable health care, …
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