Cost for Mainers Rose 55% Since 2013, Mainers Now Have Less Choice And A Higher Premium
AUGUSTA- Maine GOP Executive Director Jason Savage issued the following statement today on the increasing cost of Obamacare premiums:
"Healthcare premiums in the last four years have gone through the roof under Obamacare. Yet stubborn Democrats continue to stand by the failed legislation. How can Maine Democrat Congresswoman Pingree and "Independent" Senator, Angus King, support a system that has driven premium costs up for our families by 55%? We continually see Congresswoman Pingree and Senator King speak out against Republicans, but they have little to say on how they plan to fix the rapid deterioration of government provided healthcare that is continuing to fail Mainers by providing less choice at a higher cost.
"It’s time for these Maine representatives to do what’s best for Maine people, not for their caucus bosses. They must work with President Trump and Congressional Republicans to fix our healthcare system and replace the disastrous Obamacare once and for all.”
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Costly system would have added unnecessary burdens and costs, violated spirit of
Maine's elections & Maine Constitution as well as suppressing voter participation
AUGUSTA- The Maine Supreme Court ruled today that the Ranked-Choice Voting Act is in conflict with the Maine Constitution.
Maine Republican Party Executive Director Jason Savage shared his thoughts on the ruling, "once again we see that special interest driven ballot initiatives are not in the best interest of the Maine people and in this instance, not even Constitutional. This referendum sought to use the popular vote to override our Constitution and undermine the civic spirit and traditions of Maine's elections."
"I am pleased by this ruling, but disappointed in the resources that were wasted fighting faulty special interest driven legislation," continued Mr. Savage. "While liberals in Augusta continue to use the 'will of the voter' via referendum as a justification for poorly designed or damaging laws, we believe it is the job of the Legislature to protect the Constitution, our economy, and the well-being of our people and systems of government."
"This decision renders useless the argument that referendums are an unimpeachable method of creating policy," said Mr. Savage in conclusion.