Other News – Maine AllCare

National Health Service UK in 1948

A postcard from 70 years ago in the United Kingdom touting their new health system. It was sent to one of our members from a friend who lives there. It reads THE NEW NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE Your new National Health Service begins on 5th July. What is it? How do you get it? It will provide you with all medical, dental, and nursing care. Everyone – rich...

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MAC House Parties

Everyone is encouraged to host a House Party for Maine AllCare. Contact us if you are interested in doing so. This one was in Brooklin with the Downeast Chapter. Lynn Cheney and Sharon Lendvai are pictured. A great time was had by all — sitting around a pool, sharing stories, eating cake along with other refreshments, hearing from our new executive director, Phil Bailey, and meeting others....

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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....

Letters to Editors

A true feel-good experience – Ellsworth American A true feel-good experience Dear Editor: A small businessman, a retired physician, a legislator and a former nurse walked into a bar … well, not a bar, but a recent meeting at the Deer Isle Town Hall. Much as I don’t care for meetings, this one recently made me feel good about my fellow citizens. The subject was the strategy...

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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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LTE re Hannafords Healthcare Needs

Portland Chapter Leader, Dan Bryant, shared his thoughts with the readers of the Portland Press Herald about health insurance issues facing Hannafords and its workers. Employment-based health insurance, now covering 56 percent of the nonelderly population, was introduced during World War II to help employers avoid wage controls. The issue of health care coverage in the recent contract negotiations between United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445 and the company...

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Downeast prepares for Task Force, March 2, with Big Pharma viewing

Hunt Gressitt, pictured in center, member of Maine AllCare Downeast Chapter, shares her observations about the February 2018 meeting of the legislative Task Force on Healthcare with some of the audience at the Blue Hill screening of the film, BIG PHARMA. The Blue Hill Congregational Church was host to a February 26th public screening of BIG PHARMA, presented by the Downeast Chapter of Maine AllCare. The general...

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