Maine Voices: The time for universal health care and single-payer is near

On October 13, 2017, the Portland Press Herald published an important opinion piece written by Dr. Richard Dillihunt. Dr. Dillihunt is a retired surgeon, and a longstanding staunch advocate for universal healthcare. He has testified several times at the Maine State Legislature, most recently in May, on behalf of Rep. Heidi Brooks’ “Healthy Maine Act” to provide universal healthcare to everyone in Maine. Excerpts are published below. For

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Newsworthy Articles

July 20, 2017 The Medical Profession’s Digital Revolution Is Here By Martin U. Müller, Der Spiegel The health care sector is facing a far-reaching and unpredictable revolution. Smartphones are capable of replacing many devices that have become standard in medical practices and some apps will soon be able to provide diagnoses as well. Patients are becoming less reliant on doctors. June 21, 2017 Single payer health care is,

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A Health Care System Rent Apart

August 16, 2017 By Mark W. Anderson Republicans in Congress failed to fulfill their promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), called by them “Obamacare.” (read more) Betsy Braunhut of Deer Isle, pictured on right, is the key organizer of the upcoming film screening of FIX IT, a health care documentary, at the Stonington Opera House that will include a moderated community discussion on how best to achieve universal health care here in

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Heidi Brooks sponsors single-payer health care bill for Maine

By Steve Collins, Staff Writer May 8, 2017 Lewiston Sun Journal AUGUSTA — As Congress debates the merits of the Affordable Care Act and its potential successor, some lawmakers think the time is ripe to create a single-payer health care system in Maine. “Here in Maine many people are struggling to get the care they need when and where they need it. Universal health care ideally includes everyone

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“It’s the Economics!” – A clear call for universal health care from a Maine small business

Editor’s note: The following letter appeared November 18, 2016 in the Bangor Daily News, The Ellsworth American and The Weekly Packet detailing the financial plight of a Blue Hill small business, Lucy’s Granola due to sky high health insurance costs. It is a clear cry to make health care accessible and affordable by everyone in Maine. Please join our work – Subscribe and Support Maine AllCare – in helping Maine businesses owners and their employees become more healthy

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