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Courts divided over ACA subsidies

The future of subsidized healthcare is up in the air for Mainers with insurance through the Affordable Care Act, after two federal appeals courts issued conflicting rulings...

Maine has best medical marijuana program: report

A new report said Maine has the best medical marijuana program out of the 35 states that have some form of law regulating medical cannabis.

Maine leads in prescription rate for oft-abused painkillers

A new federal report said Maine’s rate of writing prescriptions for a commonly abused kind of painkiller was the highest in the nation in 2012, but state officials said they...

Maine Med, St. Mary's could face penalties over infections, complications

Maine Medical Hospital in Portland and St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston are likely to face federal penalties for high rates of infections and...

Nursing home faces fines, possible closure

Penobscot Nursing Home is facing fines of more than $19,000 and possible closure after a federal agency said it will revoke Medicare and Medicaid certifications if several...

MDI lab gets $18M grant for biomedical research, workforce training

Lori Valigra |

Shortly after hearing it may benefit from a $3 million bond proposal signed by...

Rural health facilities get $1.5M

Rural health care facilities in western and Down East Maine are receiving $1.5 million in federal funds to help with upgrades and equipment purchases.

WEX to buy health care payment company for $532.5M

James McCarthy |

WEX Inc., an international fleet card and corporate payment services company based in South Portland, has entered into an agreement to purchase Evolution1, a cloud-based technology...

Nonprofits pay the price over LePage decision

Gov. Paul LePage’s 2011 decision to effectively discontinue a bond program for nonprofits has left companies like MaineGeneral Medical Center with less financing options and...

Maine hospitals tout cost-effectiveness

Maine has spent 17% less on Medicare expenditures per capita than the national average — a new figure among others local hospitals are using to tout their cost...

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