Maine's health care premiums are too high--among the highest nationally. Federal mandates might raise them higher. One of the most effective ways to reduce Maine families' health care costs is to increase options. We should have the right to buy health insurance plans available in other states, just like we can with our homeowners, vehicle and life insurance. With more coverage choices, Mainers can find an affordable plan that meets their family's needs. We must also cut the red tape that drives up insurance costs in Maine. I support a review of all state mandates on providers to identify and eliminate mandates that make health care unaffordable for too many Maine families.