AUGUSTA — Maine’s House of Representatives has voted to overturn Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill that makes changes to the law requiring health care providers to make available a price list of common procedures.

The House voted 138-4 on Friday in favor of overriding the bill that requires providers to tell patients that cost estimates are available through the Maine Health Data Organization.

LePage says that providing a price for services could be misleading because it may exclude other costs, like the room charge. He says patients should be given a complete estimate of health care charges.

The House sustained two other vetoes, including a measure that would have directed the state to analyze the rates for providers of preschool services for children with developmental disabilities.


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