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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MAC hires new staff

Welcome our new Executive Director, Phil Bailey (center), and Field Coordinators, Abbie Ryder and Chris Cayer: “People know we don’t have real health care coverage or an effective system. People also know universal health care means everyone is covered and everyone saves. Some of our politicians may lack the will to lead but Mainers don’t. We can and will do better,” said Henk Goorhuis, Board Chair. “I’m...

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Maine AllCare News – June 2018

Maine AllCare News – June 2018  MAINE ALLCARE PUBLISHES CANDIDATE SURVEY Because “Health care is at the top of a group of issues that voters want 2018 midterm candidates to talk about” (Kaiser Family Foundation) the Portland Chapter of Maine AllCare recently sent out a brief questionnaire to the state’s 16 gubernatorial and Cumberland County’s 73 legislative candidates to determine how they stand on the issue. The...

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We are there – Polls, Candidate Forums, Fairs

Supporters of Maine AllCare will be at the June polls! We also attend parties’ caucuses, candidate forums, fairs, and markets, 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....

National Conference – Healthcare-Now! June 22-24

The national meeting this year of the Single Payer Strategy Conference is in Minneapolis, MN, June 22-24. Read more here. Anyone may sign up! Also demonstration in Manchester, NH at the UU Church on May 20 from 1:30 – 3:30....

AARP Brunswick Coffee, June 20

AARP Coffee and Conversation at the Brunswick Coastal Landing Retirement Center, 142 Neptune Drive will host a discussion about Maine AllCare with physician and MAC Brunswick Chapter leader Bill Clark, Senator Brownie Carson (D – Brunswick, Harpwell, Freeport, North Yarmouth and Pownal) and retired physician Dan Wood of Woolwich. The event, which begins at 11 a. m., includes a short video comparing Sweden and the U. S....

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Fix It movie: June 12, Damariscotta

The Movie, Fix It, will be shown followed by discussion on Tuesday, June 12 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at the Schooner Cove Miles Hospital Campus for the Senior College, 35 Schooner St, Damariscotta. The showing is co-sponsored by the Rockland Chapter of Maine AllCare: Mike Shunney, Chair. All are welcome to the showing....

Portland Chapter Candidate Survey

Because “Health care is at the top of a group of issues that voters want 2018 midterm candidates to talk about” (Kaiser Family Foundation) Maine AllCare recently sent out a brief questionnaire to the state’s 16 gubernatorial and Cumberland County’s 73 legislative candidates to determine how they stand on the issue. Our goal was two-fold: to inform ourselves and the public of the various candidates’ positions prior...

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Crowdfunding, medical bankruptcy or improved Medicare for All?

It’s a shame that the wealthiest country in the world forces its citizens to seek charity to pay for necessary and life-saving medical care. In this blog post, Maine AllCare board member Dr. Julie Keller Pease highlights 3 crowdfunding appeals from Mainers, and contrasts their appeals with her experience in New Zealand. https://notesfromsouthland.wordpress.com/2018/04/24/crowdfunding-medical-bankruptcy-or-improved-medicare-for-all/...

Maine AllCare News – May 2018

  Maine AllCare News – May 2018  BELFAST LAUNCH PARTY!  JOIN THE CELEBRATION! Maine AllCare’s Waldo County Chapter announces a spring launch party for Saturday, May 12, 2018 beginning at 6 pm at the Belfast Boathouse. Everyone is invited for fiddling, fun and games at this free event. The party will begin with music by the Belfast Bay Fiddlers and a refreshment table hosted by the local...

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