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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Task Force to meet May 23

Supporters have turned out in force for meetings of the Maine legislative Task Force on Healthcare in Augusta. They meet in the Cross State Office Building, 111 Sewall St., Augusta, Maine. The fifth meeting will be May 23, 1 – 4 pm. Three study groups are working. The composition of the groups is listed below: Study Group Controlling Costs Study Group Public Options Study Group Structure of...

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Fix It movie: May 23, Penobscot/June 12, Damariscotta

The Movie, Fix It, will be shown followed by discussion on Wednesday, May 23 from 6:30 – 8:30 at Penobscot Elementary School, 66 N. Penobscot Rd. The showing is co-sponsored by the Penobscot Democrats. 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...

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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....

King Foundation $50K Grant supports MAC

Maine AllCare has received a $50,000 donation from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation to fund financial feasibility studies and an Operations Manager. Our chair, Dr. Henk Goorhuis, states that half of the money will fund two studies to examine the feasibility of this approach in Maine. As well, the all-volunteer Board will hire a director to help coordinate its outreach. MAC has ten chapters from Oxford...

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Maine AllCare News – April 2018

  Maine AllCare News – April 2018  Maine Legislative Task Force on Health Care Continues Deliberations The Maine Legislative Task Force continues its deliberations and in-depth study of health care issues facing Mainers.  The task force reports that 13 of its 16 members have replied to an internal survey.  Nine of 13 think that all Maine residents should be required to have health care coverage and most...

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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...

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