Maine AllCare October Newsletter

“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

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Sept 24, 2017 – Stonington Healthcare Forum

 Stonington Healthcare Forum By Joe Lendvai Maine State Representative Walter Kumiega of Little Deer Isle, pictured center with microphone in hand, makes a point about the correlation between poverty and poor health as part of public discussion over the future of healthcare in Maine. Other members of the expert panel that answered questions from the audience at the Stonington Opera House Healthcare Forum on Sunday, September 24th included,

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Healthcare Film to be shown in Westbrook and Limerick

Friday, October 13th at 6:30 p.m. Westbrook Community Center 426 Bridge St Westbrook “Now is the Time—Healthcare for Everybody,” documentary will be shown on Friday, October 13th at 6:30 p.m. at the Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge Street, Westbrook, sponsored by the Portland Chapter. A panel led discussion will follow the showing. While the Affordable Care Act has helped some people, many of us are feeling the pinch

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Welcome Oxford County Chapter

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

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Downeast Chapter members celebrate Fishermen’s Day on Deer Isle by promoting universal health care

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

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The next big event in Stonington

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

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Welcome Augusta Chapter

Augusta ME – Wednesday, July 12, 2017 was Maine AllCare’s first Augusta chapter meeting and it was a big success. I was expecting half a dozen people to show up but instead we filled the large study room at the Lithgow Library. They told us capacity was ten but we fit eighteen people in there! We started the meeting by introducing each other. The group included business owners,

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Our new bumper stickers are here and ready to be mailed to you!

Please show your support for universal health care by making an online contribution of $4 or more and we’ll mail to you one of these bright, colorful 10×3 inch bumper stickers. HEALTH CARE FOR EVERYONE IN MAINE is a clear message to your community. It affirms that you support a transition to a publicly funded system of comprehensive care accessible to every person in our state – one

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People’s Forum on the Human Right to Health Care

A diverse group of over 300 people gathered at Portland’s Monument Square for a noon rally on Saturday, February 18th in support of health care as a human right. Coalition sponsors included the Southern Maine Workers Center (SMWC) and Maine State Nurses Association (MSNA) and Maine AllCare. Ronald Flannery from SMWC served as master of ceremony. Marilyn McWilliams spoke for Maine AllCare about our vision for publicly funded, guaranteed

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Proposal for true “patient freedom” – Healthcare for all Maine

We of Maine AllCare believe in Healthcare for Everyone in Maine.  Both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have seemingly surrendered on any national initiative to cover all Americans. One state will probably lead the way by covering its residents. Why not Maine? America treats healthcare as a commodity like automobiles, where profits, return to investors and sales and marketing initiatives are king.  Yet millions who cannot afford this

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