Thursday March 28, 2013 | 06:00 AM
Posted by Bruce Poliquin

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, 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


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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 for his most recent commentary and analysis on media outlets throughout the State about the important issues facing Maine families and their jobs.

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