Maine AllCare hosts legislative forum

Written by Rachel Mann BELFAST- Legislators from around the state gathered in Waldo County to discuss various proposed bills that have to do with healthcare. “We’re here to primarily listen to the people who have issues around healthcare” Representative Stanley Paige Zeigler, Jr. explained. Waldo County residents were able to voice their concerns about healthcare with their lawmakers at a forum hosted by Maine AllCare “I think it’s a basic...

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Looking Ahead to an Exciting 2019

Maine AllCare News: End-of-year 2018 2018 in Review We have been busy and growing under our new Executive Director, Phil Bailey, and Field Directors, Chris Cayer and Abbie Ryder. Maine AllCare: has a growing number of almost 50,000 supporters celebrates twelve chapters around the state was at 93 events and held 9 house parties this summer and fall has a following on social media that is up...

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Maine AllCare November News – We Hope You Will Stand With Us!

Giving Tuesday: 11/27/2018 Giving Tuesday is an international day of giving that takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It kicks off the holiday giving season and it’s an opportunity for us to recognize the non-profits that we care about by donating to their cause. This year, Maine AllCare is raising money to help fund the fight for universal health care in Maine. We made incredible progress on...

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Maine Voices: Conservative Case for Universal Healthcare

Dr. Dan Bryant’s column in the Portland Press Herald, October 24, 2018 CAPE ELIZABETH — A May Maine Voices column that I co-authored discussed a poll of Maine gubernatorial and Cumberland County legislative candidates’ health care policies. No Republicans had responded. In a Sept. 17 letter, Barry Salter, M.D., wrote that Republican gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody had not attended the Maine Medical Association annual meeting, while the...

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Bill Clark and Wendy Flaschner on the Air

Dr. Bill Clark, leader of the Brunswick Maine AllCare Chapter and retired Bath physician, and Wendy Flaschner, a school psychologist, discuss how to change the delivery of healthcare in Maine. View the podcast here!...

Maine AllCare News – Special Medicare Edition

Maine AllCare News – Special Medicare Edition The A,B,C &D Of Medicare: Is Your Current Plan Working For You? Medicare Open Enrollment starts October 15th and goes thru December 7th for those 65yrs or older by Magda Darling Every year as Fall arrives it becomes necessary to make some decisions regarding your Medicare plan. It’s not surprising to me that one of the most common statements I...

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September 8 2018 Bangor Minutes

Bangor Maine AllCare Minutes 9-8-18 Bagel Central Bangor Attendees: Nate Shea, Jeff Graham, Geoff Gratwick, Norma Fortin, Andrew Santo, Mary Tedesco-Schneck- -Discussed other possible meeting times during the week. Mary will create a Survey Monkey to poll for best times and will also work on phone-in options e.g. Zoom. Recognized we are member-driven and need new members -Nate Shea is stepping down as chair. We are looking...

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Maine AllCare News – September 2018

Maine AllCare News – September 2018 This campaign season, don’t fall victim to “FUD” Healthcare is a number 1 issue among Maine voters. In Maine it will be interesting to see what positions candidates take, and how they will respond to healthcare questions and criticisms. Will they move towards Improved Medicare for All, or advocate a public option or keep the broken system we currently have? Are...

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National Health Service UK in 1948

A postcard from 70 years ago in the United Kingdom touting their new health system. It was sent to one of our members from a friend who lives there. It reads THE NEW NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE Your new National Health Service begins on 5th July. What is it? How do you get it? It will provide you with all medical, dental, and nursing care. Everyone – rich...

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Maine AllCare News – Summer 2018

Maine AllCare News – Summer 2018 Maine AllCare Ramps Up Statewide Effort We’ve entered a new chapter at Maine AllCare.  We’re pleased to introduce our first Executive Director and two Field Directors. As we ramp up to a statewide Medicare for All effort, having staff to work with our hundreds of volunteers and regional chapters is going to make a major difference. Phil Bailey is our Executive...

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