|First Regular Session - 125th Maine Legislature
Resolve, To Update the Study Regarding the Feasibility of Establishing a Single-payor Health Care System
Sec. 1. Update to feasibility study. Resolved: That the Legislature shall contract with a qualified consultant to update 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. The Legislature 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 Legislature by October 1, 2011 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 3, 2012 to the Second Regular Session of the 125th Legislature. The joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over health and human services matters may submit legislation based on the updated feasibility study to the Second Regular Session of the 125th Legislature; and be it further
Sec. 2. Appropriations and allocations. Resolved: That the following appropriations and allocations are made.
Initiative: Appropriates funds to the Legislature to contract for professional services for grant writing and other technical assistance. The $60,000 allocation is required to expend any outside grant received to fund updating the 2002 study.
|GENERAL FUND TOTAL||$5,750||$0|
|OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS||2011-12||2012-13|
|OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL||$60,000||$0|
This resolve requires the Legislature to hire a consultant to update "Feasibility Study of a Single-payer Health Plan Model for the State of Maine," originally completed in 2002.
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