Thursday, April 17, 2014
One of the most important fiscal questions facing Maine today is “Will state government pay 39 hospitals the $484 million they are owed?” This enormous debt is negatively impacting Maine families as hospital patients, hospital employees, and Maine taxpayers.
In this short video www.brucepoliquin.net/video-maines-hospital-debt/, I explain when and how this huge debt accumulated, and why it’s so important to pay it off now. I also discuss a proposed strategy to pay the $484 million bill even though Augusta is facing an $800 million budget shortfall, again.
Right now, the Maine Legislature is deliberating whether or not to pay our hospitals the $484 million they are owed. This is the right time to contact your state legislators and let your voices be heard.
I hope you find this 2:36 minute video helpful www.brucepoliquin.net/video-maines-hospital-debt/.
Bruce Poliquin is the former Maine State Treasurer and a 2012 Republican primary candidate for the United States Senate. He has 35 years of experience owning and managing businesses. Bruce is a proud third-generation Franco-American Mainer and Harvard University graduate. Visit BrucePoliquin.net for his most recent commentary and analysis on media outlets throughout the State about the important issues facing Maine families and their jobs.