Maine AllCare News – January 2018

Maine AllCare News – January 2018 Legislative Health Care Task Force to meet January 22 
and March 2 Universal health care supporters turned out in force for the first meeting of the Maine legislative Task Force on Health Care Coverage for All of Maine in Augusta, December 20. As stated in the Joint Order establishing the Task Force: “It is the intent of the Legislature to ensure that

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Legislative Council Meets Jan. 22, Mar. 2

Supporters turned out in force for the first meeting of the Maine legislative Task Force in Augusta, December 20. Second and third meetings are set for Jan. 22 and March 2 from 9:30 – 4:00 with public comments in the afternoons. The charge of the Task Force is “to ensure that all residents of the State have access to and coverage for affordable, quality health care. It is

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Gubernatorial Candidate Forum, Feb. 1, 6-8 pm, Augusta

Come and ask your questions of the Maine gubernatorial candidates, especially with respect to healthcare! Do they favor publicly funded health care coverage for all Maine residents – – a system that is efficient, financially sound, and politically sustainable? We join with the Maine AFL-CIO at 21 Gabriel Dr., Augusta, from 6 – 8 pm as everyone advocates Health Care is a Human Right. Share your stories.

Legislative Health Care Coverage Task Force Began Deliberations on December 20

On December 20, a state legislative Task Force began work to study health care coverage in Maine.  The task force was created following hearings and testimony on LD1274, a concept bill submitted by Rep. Heidi Brooks (D-Lewiston) “To Promote Universal Health Care, Including Dental, Vision and Hearing Care”. Learn more about the day by clicking here for a Channel 6 report. At the May hearings, over 80 individuals

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Norway, Sick Around the World, Jan. 23

The Norway Area Chapter met Tuesday, November 28. Marilyn McWilliams and Liesha Petrovich talked with attendees making the case for universal, high quality and affordable health care for the people of Maine. The Advertiser Democrat reported on the gathering. You can read about it here. January 23, the chapter will meet again (EVERYONE is welcome!) and view the video Sick Around the World, following T. R. Reid as

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Film and Panel – Curtis Lib, Brunswick – Dec. 4

BIG PHARMA: MARKET FAILURE, a film with discussion to follow, Monday, December 4, 6:30 – 8:45 at the Curtis Library, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, sponsored by the Brunswick Chapter of Maine AllCare. A panel, including Maine State Senator Eloise Vitelli, Maine AllCare Board member Marilyn McWilliams and Midcoast Hospital physician Carl Demers, M.D. will react to “Big Pharma: Market Failure.” This 40 minute movie exposes outrageous practices of

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Maine AllCare works toward universal health care in Pine Tree State

NORWAY — Maine AllCare has adopted an “everybody in, nobody out” mantra when it comes to health care coverage in the Pine Tree State and officials reported extensive growth in their organization over the past year. Maine AllCare is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that was founded six years ago, though organizers report that traction really got going in 2017. Its goal is “achieving universal, high-quality and affordable health

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Blue Hill – Downeast – Nov. 19 Chapter meeting

Blue Hill – At the regular monthly meeting of the Downeast Chapter on November 19th, Chris Cayer, statewide organizer for Maine AllCare reviews the accomplishments of our organization in growing the support base from 2,000 plus to over 20,000. Under the leadership of Abbie Ryder and Chris we now have nine active Chapters (and three more in the works) around the state. Chris and Abbie’s contract with Maine

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Gibbs Library Hosts Healthcare “House Party”

Washington ME – On Saturday November 4th the Gibbs Library was host to an important public discussion on healthcare reform. The screening of the film FIX IT – Health Care at the Tipping Point was part of a “House Party” at the library, organized by Valerie Dornan from the Maine AllCare Ellsworth-MDI Chapter. Four other members of Maine AllCare, a non-profit, non-partisan statewide organization, served as panel members and answered questions from

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Maine AllCare News – November 2017

  Maine AllCare November 2017 News Join Maine AllCare’s Election Day Advocacy Effort! We need your help! On Election Day, Tuesday November 7, Maine AllCare needs your help in our effort to educate Maine voters and collect support cards. This is a huge opportunity to help us build our movement and move one step closer to healthcare for all. Maine AllCare will be at over fifty polling locations

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