On April 6, 2022, Maine Medical Center announced that it will no longer be an in-network provider for patients with Anthem health insurance starting in January 2023. This announcement has sparked a variety of opinions. In addition, the Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committe held a hearing on April 28, inviting submissions from Maine people.  Here are a sampling of the opinions and observations submitted in the Press Herald, and before the HCIFS committee:

Anthem not telling the whole story: The Portland Press Herald Editorial Board

MaineHealth-Anthem conflict symbol of something bigger: Philip Moss, Cape Elizabeth

Anthem, MaineHealth both to blame: Dr. Lawrence Kaplan, Cape Elizabeth

Testimony to HCIFS: Dr. Philip Caper, Brooklin

Testimony to HCIFS: Dr Julie Pease, Topsham

Maine AllCare’s Testimony to HCIFS: Karen Foster, Portland