Week in review: Scarborough Downs development wins tax break

December 2nd, 2018 by admin Leave a reply »

HEALTH CARE

ACA enrollments down 30 percent over last year

Tarun Vaswani talks with Libby Cummings of Portland Community Health Center about signing up for ACA health coverage at the Portland Public Library in March. Early indicators show that Affordable Care Act enrollment for 2019 is down significantly in Maine compared with 2018.

Early indicators show that Affordable Care Act enrollment for 2019 is down significantly in Maine compared with 2018, when sign-ups in the state led the nation in terms of a percent increase from the previous year. The change is a sign that the move by congressional Republicans in late 2017 to eliminate the federal income tax penalty for those without health insurance could be contributing to the decline in new sign-ups. According to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, net enrollment in ACA-compliant individual health insurance plans in Maine totaled 13,669 sign-ups from Nov. 1 through Nov. 17, a decrease of over 31 percent from the 19,880 sign-ups that occurred during Nov. 1-18 in 2017. It indicates a sharp decline following a year in which Maine saw a 72 percent spike in ACA sign-ups over 2016 in the early weeks of open enrollment. The ACA open enrollment period stretches from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15 in most states, including Maine. Read the story.

 

REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION

Councilors approve tax break for Scarborough Downs development

Scarborough Downs is on track to be redeveloped into a mixed-use village center under a 30-year, tax-supported plan approved

Article source: https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/02/week-in-review-scarborough-downs-development-wins-tax-break/

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