Friday, March 14, 2008

The Augustan

Representatives Tim Driscoll (D-Westbrook) and Ann Peoples (D-Westbrook) supported LD 2109 yesterday. The bill, according to the Maine Votes database, would require all health insurance policies, contracts and certificates issued or renewed after January 1, 2009 to provide coverage for colorectal cancer screening.

The Maine House of Representatives passed the legislation, 127-5. Eighty-five percent of House Democrats supported the bill, 0% of Democrats opposed the bill, and 14% of Democrats did not vote. Eighty-one percent of Republicans supported the bill, 8% of Republicans opposed it, and 10% of House Republicans did not vote. And finally, 50% of independents supported LD 2109, and 50% of independents did not vote.

- John C.L. Morgan

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