Maine AllCare News – March 2018

Maine AllCare News – March 2018 Maine Legislative Task Force on Health Care Coverage hears from Citizens, Industry and Policymakers Augusta – Maine AllCare was well represented at the March 2nd meeting of the Legislative Task Force on Health Care Coverage for All of Maine in Augusta. We had Board and Chapter members from around the state who came to testify in support of universal healthcare. The meeting

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We are there – Caucus, Candidate Forum, Fair, Legislature

Supporters of Maine AllCare attend parties’ caucuses, candidate forums, fairs, markets and other events, while sharing our mission and signing people on to support our work. If YOU are a supporter, join your local chapter (or contact us directly) and sign on to help out in the future.

Rockland Chap. Movie and Panel – March 27, 6:30

  The Rockland Chapter will host a showing of the movie Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody followed by a panel discussion on March 27 from 6:30 – 8. The panel will include among others Bill Clark, M. D. from Brunswick, Dean Felton and Mike Shunney. Join them at the Rockland First Universalist Church, 345 Broadway.

Task Force Meets April 2

Supporters have turned out in force for the first three meetings of the Maine legislative Task Force in Augusta. Learn about the March 2 Task Force meeting here! The fourth and final meeting of the 2017-2018 legislative session is scheduled for April 2 from 1:00 – 4:00 in Room 220 Cross State Office Building. This will be a reporting and discussion from the three study groups with no

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Trish Riley Talks at USM in Portland, April 10

Trish Riley, Executive Director of the National Academy for State Health Policy, will speak on “HEALTH CARE FOR ALL IN AMERICA – CAN WE EVER GET THERE?,” in Hannaford Hall at USM in Portland from 9:30 – 11:30 a. m. There is a $10 cost. “The U. S. spends twice as much as other developed nations on health care, yet we leave millions uncovered and get poorer result.

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Maine AllCare News – February 2018

Maine AllCare News – February 2018 Looking Forward in 2018    A message from Maine AllCare Board Chair Henk Goorhuis M.D. “Maine AllCare promotes the establishment of publicly funded healthcare coverage for all Maine residents. This system must be efficient, financially sound, politically sustainable and must provide benefits fairly distributed to all. Maine AllCare advocates that healthcare, a basic necessity, be treated as a public good, since it

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Gubernatorial Candidate Forum, Feb. 1, Augusta

Maine AllCare, Maine AFL-CIO and the Maine Nurses hosted a Maine gubernatorial candidates night, Feb. 1, in Augusta. It was ALL about healthcare in Maine. Bill Clark, Chair of the MidCoast Chapter and Bruce Becque, Chair of the Ellsworth, MDI Chapter were featured questioners. A wide range of opinions were heard but many supported our efforts.

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 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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