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Morning Sentinel: GOP pushes insurance bill to House vote

May 3, 2011 – Republican lawmakers are pushing ahead on an ambitious bill that would overhaul Maine’s insurance system and create a new one designed to foster more competition. In a party-line vote on Friday, seven Republicans on the Legislature’s Insurance and Financial Services Committee approved the legislation, despite Democrats objections that the GOP was “ramrodding” the bill through the committee without giving lawmakers time to consider its implications.