According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a government agency
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a government agency, from 1991 through 1998, the average yearly increase in expenses per person on hospitals, doctors, drugs and other medical needs in Maine was 7.3 percent. This compares with 4.9 percent for the country as a whole and 5.4 percent for Massachusetts. By 1998, the total annual expenditure per person in Maine was up to $4,025. Put alongside 1991's $2464 per person, that represents a growth of over 60 percent in eight years. Critics say health-care finances and accounting are similar to that of the notorious Enron Corp.: They are unbelievably complex. People at the top make a lot of money regardless of performance. And some basic numbers are secret. With a lengthy analysis and perspectives from the doctors', the industry's and the Attorney General's point of view.
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Tapley, Lance, "According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a government agency" (2002). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 779.