The Maine Legislature established a high-risk pool for insuring patients with expensive medical conditions, partly funded with a surcharge on all policyholders in the state. J. Stephen Conn/Flickr hide caption

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Secret To Maine's Touted High-Risk Pool? Enough Money

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Workers' gear hangs inside Lobster Trap's facility in Steuben, Maine. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Maine's Immigrants Boost Workforce Of Whitest, Oldest State In U.S.

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback opposes legislative efforts to expand the state's Medicaid program. Orlin Wagner/AP hide caption

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With Obamacare Here to Stay, Some States Revive Medicaid Expansion

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French clubs like this one have become de facto support groups for African immigrants in Lewiston, Maine. Susan Sharon/MPBN hide caption

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In Maine, A Common Language Connects French Canadians, African Immigrants

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A woman walks in whiteout conditions in Boston on Thursday. Sunday's forecast promises similarly daunting conditions, as a winter storm bears down on the Northeast. Scott Eisen/Getty Images hide caption

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Portland's Gulf of Maine Research Institute has designed a trawl net that aims to target species that can still be profitable while avoiding cod. Courtesy of Gulf of Maine Research Institute hide caption

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Community Health Options founders COO Robert Hillman (left) and CEO Kevin Lewis seen in 2013 when the co-op began offering coverage. Gordon Chibroski/Portland Press Herald/Getty Images hide caption

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Ana Temu of Colorado Latinos Rise, a progressive political action committee, says her campaign polled over 17,000 Latino voters this year about issues that matter to them. Meredith Turk/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Gov. Paul LePage holds a town hall meeting at Biddeford High School on April 19. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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“Mr. Gattine, this is Gov. Paul Richard LePage ... "

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Seth Barker of Maine Fresh Sea Farms checks a seaweed line. People have foraged wild seaweed off the Eastern Seaboard for centuries. But now a much more active effort to grow seaweed in the U.S. is afoot. Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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Seaweed On Your Dinner Plate: The Next Kale Could Be Kelp

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