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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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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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....

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...

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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...

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Bill Wood resigns from the Board

Bill Wood MD, FACS, FAAOA, Bangor ME The Board has reluctantly accepted the resignation of Bill Wood. He is an active board-certified otolaryngologist who practices in Bangor and a longtime supporter of PNHP, the Physicians for a National Health Program. Dr. Wood was educated at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He also studied...

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