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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Legislative Health Care Coverage Task Force Began Deliberations on December 20

On December 20, a state legislative Task Force began work to study health care coverage in Maine.  The task force was created following hearings and testimony on LD1274, a concept bill submitted by Rep. Heidi Brooks (D-Lewiston) “To Promote Universal Health Care, Including Dental, Vision and Hearing Care”. Learn more about the day by clicking here for a Channel 6 report. At the May hearings, over 80...

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Norway, Sick Around the World, Jan. 23

The Norway Area Chapter met Tuesday, November 28. Marilyn McWilliams and Liesha Petrovich talked with attendees making the case for universal, high quality and affordable health care for the people of Maine. The Advertiser Democrat reported on the gathering. You can read about it here. January 23, the chapter will meet again (EVERYONE is welcome!) and view the video Sick Around the World, following T. R. Reid...

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Film and Panel – Curtis Lib, Brunswick – Dec. 4

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...

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Maine AllCare works toward universal health care in Pine Tree State

NORWAY — Maine AllCare has adopted an “everybody in, nobody out” mantra when it comes to health care coverage in the Pine Tree State and officials reported extensive growth in their organization over the past year. Maine AllCare is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that was founded six years ago, though organizers report that traction really got going in 2017. Its goal is “achieving universal, high-quality and affordable...

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Blue Hill – Downeast – Nov. 19 Chapter meeting

Blue Hill – At the regular monthly meeting of the Downeast Chapter on November 19th, Chris Cayer, statewide organizer for Maine AllCare reviews the accomplishments of our organization in growing the support base from 2,000 plus to over 20,000. Under the leadership of Abbie Ryder and Chris we now have nine active Chapters (and three more in the works) around the state. Chris and Abbie’s contract with...

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