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New insurance model debuts

 Cooperative Care
Among many other things, the Affordable Care Act created a new model of health insurers, called Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans (CO-OPs), governed by the same people who are covered by their policies.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 07, 2013

What to look forward to in Maine arts, culture, and politics

In with a bang
We're thrilled the world didn't end in 2012 — aren't you?
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 26, 2012

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Rx, Republican Style

The GOP's shame, America's peril
To understand what a dangerous and reactionary force the Republican Party has become, you need to look no further than its jack-booted opposition to the idea that, in the 21st century, all Americans deserve access to affordable health care.
By EDITORIAL  |  July 03, 2012
Review: Elena

Review: Elena

Domestic servitude
Andrei Zvyagintsev's film, a Special Jury Prize winner at Cannes 2011, becomes more than a domestic melodrama: a grim, effective allegory of the daily whirl in Putinland.
By GERALD PEARY  |  May 30, 2012

Long term plan

Maine Legislature in 2012
Since you're reading this column, I assume you're a person well-versed in the important matters facing this state, or else you're insanely bored and found my stuff marginally more entertaining than the legal notices.
By AL DIAMON  |  December 07, 2011

The secret's out

Need free health care? Why not just go to prison?
By MATT BORS  |  July 13, 2011

Pingree advocates for raped veterans, gets results

Clearing red tape
The Department of Veterans' Affairs is taking steps to ensure that military sexual-assault and rape survivors have less of a hard time getting the benefits they deserve, according to US Representative Chellie Pingree, who represents Southern Maine in Washington, DC.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 13, 2011

Big boss man

Talking politics
"Government should be run like a business."
By AL DIAMON  |  July 13, 2011

How the GOP rammed through huge changes in Maine’s health-care system

Republicans unleashed
When Governor Paul LePage boarded a plane for an unscheduled Jamaican vacation in early April, Maine moderates and progressives breathed a sigh of relief.
By COLIN WOODARD  |  June 09, 2011

Don't shortchange the arts

Plus: DeLeo's welcome health-insurance fix, and bicycles and burritos — only in Boston
Building a state budget in these challenging economic times is a thankless task. So much needs to be done, and there is so little cash with which to do it.
By EDITORIAL  |  April 27, 2011

Turning feminist theory into a visceral rape deterrent

Striking back
In Africa, your vagina can get spikes for $2. No longer just a revenge dream, this device — called Rape-aXe — was actually distributed for free last year at the World Cup in South Africa.
By DENA RIEGEL  |  April 28, 2011

Rhode Island's ticking time bomb

A fun, easy-to-understand guide to the pension crisis that could destroy everything you care about (or not)
This is a story about the pension crisis that's tearing apart Providence and Central Falls and just might lay waste to the whole goddamn state.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 23, 2011

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2011 predictions: Winds of chance

A casino, wind-power exploration, fighting hunger, challenging Snowe, and more head our way in 2011
It's impossible to predict the future, obviously, but we at the Phoenix have peered into our crystal ball in search of important issues that will arise in 2011.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 29, 2010

Illegal smile

What if toothpaste were as hard to get as medical marijuana?
Suppose you lived in an alternative universe, and you needed toothpaste, so you could brush your alternative teeth and look hygienic.
By AL DIAMON  |  August 11, 2010

Notes on Fathers: What Illness Can Teach Us About Family Connections

Out There
My father stared out across the room, a pained expression on his face.
By CAROLINE KNAPP  |  August 06, 2010

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Tree party

Press Releases
It was, quite obviously, big news when President Barack Obama came to town last week.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 08, 2010

Say what you mean

Sign up here for the Cute Li’l Puppy Health Plan
I agree with Libby Mitchell.
By AL DIAMON  |  April 07, 2010

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No Insurance

The good news is ...
By DAVID KISH  |  March 24, 2010

What the health-care bill really means

Reforming the System
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama signed the new health-care bill into law.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 24, 2010

Taxi turmoil

Plus, controlling local health costs
Taxis are an under-appreciated and often little-considered component in urban mass-transit systems. They fill the gaps left by the MBTA and offer a sort of curb-to-curb, citywide Zipcar service.
By EDITORIAL  |  March 17, 2010

Filibustered Fluffernutters?

Idiot Box
The GOP's wrath, extra-crunchy
By MATT BORS  |  March 03, 2010

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Coakley for Senate

She has the talent and gumption to tackle the future
When Massachusetts voters go to the polls on Tuesday to elect a successor to the late Senator Edward Kennedy, they face a choice that is as clear as the difference between black and white.
By EDITORIAL  |  January 19, 2010

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