Posts From James Myall

James Myall
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James is a policy analyst for the Maine Center for Economic Policy. He holds a master’s degree in ancient history and archaeology from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and is a candidate for a master’s degree in public policy and management from the University of Southern Maine (USM). He has previously served as coordinator of the Franco-American Collection and an adjunct professor of American history and government at USM, Lewiston-Auburn College.

health care

Gov. LePage’s veto of Medicaid expansion has pushed hospitals to the financial brink

Last year, half of Maine’s hospitals ran an operating deficit. According to figures from the Maine Health Data Organization, two thirds of Maine’s hospitals have just one month’s cash on hand (or less).

Paul LePage

Gov. LePage’s policies plunged rural Maine into a prolonged recession

New data released by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis provide more evidence of Maine’s lackluster economy, and the failure of policies pursued by Governor LePage and his allies. In the

Paul LePage

Maine lags country in opioid response because of failure to expand Medicaid

Across the United States, Medicaid is playing a crucial role in responding to the fight against the opioid crisis—except in Maine—where one person per day is dying from a drug-related overdose,

health care

Analysis: Senate health care repeal plan would devastate rural Maine

US Senate Republicans are still pushing to pass their latest version of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, despite analysis from the Congressional Budget Office and others that shows that the Better Care

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Report: Health care costs would skyrocket in rural Maine under Trumpcare

New analysis from the national Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) demonstrates that the American Health Care Act (AHCA), as passed by the US House of Representatives, would undermine

federal

GOP plan would spike premiums for older, poor, rural Mainers by 1500% (no, that’s not a typo)

New analysis by the Maine Center for Economic Policy shows that Washington Republicans’ plan to replace the Affordable Care Act will hit Mainers especially hard, due to the restructuring of

fair taxes

Here’s exactly how much Gov. LePage’s tax cuts for the wealthy would raise your property taxes

Governor LePage’s budget proposal offers tax breaks worth $23,000 annually to Maine’s 1%, while asking homeowners to pay an average of $300 more in already historically-high property taxes. The budget

children

Question 2 will reverse years of education cuts by asking wealthy to pay their fair share

Maine’s future economic success depends on having a well-skilled workforce able to tackle the challenges of the twenty-first century – and the means of developing that workforce is through the

economy

New studies show how much Maine is losing with failure to accept Medicaid funds

Several recent studies and analyses of the 31 states that have accepted federal money to increase access to health care demonstrate the continued benefits of doing so. The research confirms

Economic Policy institute

Gov. LePage’s austerity has stalled Maine’s economy

Maine is still waiting after 84 months for its employment levels to recover. EPI identifies short-sighted policies like cutting public spending, failing to invest in infrastructure, and refusing to accept federal monies as causes of this slow growth recovery.

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