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
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
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
November 16 at 5:30 at the Southwest Harbor Public Library in Southwest Harbor, the Ellsworth/MDI chapter of Maine AllCare will show the Movie, Fix-It, followed by a panel discussion. This documentary takes an in-depth look into how our dysfunctional health care system is damaging our economy, suffocating our businesses, discouraging physicians and negatively impacting on the nation’s health, while remaining un-affordable for a third of our citizens. All
MAC Portland chapter screening of Now Is the Time, November 9 at South Portland Community Center. Lively discussion with panelists Henk Goorhuis, Marilyn McWilliams, and Delene Perley followed. Several new contacts were made, including a surgeon who expressed interest in joining the chapter.
Over thirty interested people from the Limerick area gathered on October 18 to watch the Now is the Time movie. A panel discussion followed. Patty O’Day-Senior organized the event together with Chris Cayer. Panelists included Board members Henk Goorhuis, Delene Perley, Marilyn McWilliams and Southern Maine Workers Center representative Melissa Dunn.
“Incredible Support” for Universal Health Care The highlight for many Mainers during the month of September is the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity. This was certainly true for the Maine AllCare field team who had a table in the Social & Political Action tent during all three days. Thanks to an incredible show of support from volunteers across the state, they were able to exceed our goals
On Tuesday, July 25th, Maine AllCare hosted their first Oxford County chapter meeting in Norway. Twelve people showed up to learn about Maine AllCare and to get more involved in their community. The diverse group included healthcare professionals, healthcare administrators, insurance brokers, political organizers, teachers, parents, and other concerned citizens. Maine AllCare Board member Marilyn McWilliams, pictured on far right, and organizer Chris Cayer attended the event. The
Together with families of local fishermen, hundreds of residents and visitors strolled along the Stonington town dock enjoying a perfect summer day at the annual Deer Isle Fishermen’s Day on Sunday, July 16th. Maine AllCare Downeast Chapter members, led by statewide organizers Chris Cayer and Abbie Ryder, set up a booth with handouts of flyers, brochures and buttons that promote Medicare for All. Maine AllCare members were engaging
The next important public event will be a showing of FIX IT – Health Care at the Tipping Point, at the Stonington Opera House on September 24th 2017. The film is a business oriented documentary that clearly shows the economic advantages of publicly funded health care system enjoyed, in one form or another, by every industrialized country in the world. If you are anywhere in Eastern Maine please join us in