Maine Gov. John Baldacci on Wednesday signed into law legislationL.D. 1264that will impose a 2.14% surcharge on health care claims to help fund a Maine program that provides state-subsidized health insurance coverage.The surcharge on claims paid by insurers and third-party administrators will replace a controversial assessment on health insurers that failed to provide enough revenue to fund DirigoChoice, the state-subsidized program offered to small employers and individuals.
DirigoChoice funding measure signed into law
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