Maine AllCare at the Bangor Women’s March

Our Board members and other supporters were out in strength for the Women’s March in Bangor. Good to see Geoff Gratwick, Moira O’Neill and Jonathan Fulford among others....

O’Neill addresses Machias Rotary

Moira O’Neill, a MAC Board member, addressed the Machias Rotary January, 2018. The text of her remarks follow: Could Maine offer universal health care? by Sarah Craighead Dedmon Recently, members of the Machias Rotary club debated the pros and cons of a single payer health care system during a presentation by Moira O’Neill, given at their meeting held Tuesday, Nov. 17. O’Neill works with the University of...

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Medicare-for-All Tax Would Be Cheaper for Employers

Earlier this year, billionaire investor Warren Buffett observed that “medical costs are the tapeworm of American economic competitiveness.” Volk Packaging Corporation President Derek Volk, in his Nov. 17 letter to the editor, echoes this concern: “One of the biggest challenges to my box company is the rising cost of health care.” He suggests that one way to lessen this challenge would be to repeal the health insurance...

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Mainers Deserve a Liferaft

This essay by Dr. Bill Clark appeared in the November 24, 2017 issue of The Times Record, Brunswick, Maine: http://www.timesrecord.com/news/2017-11-24/Opinion/Mainers_Deserve_a_Liferaft.html Mainers Deserve a Liferaft BY BILL CLARK Maine AllCare is a non-partisan, not-for-profit group that advocates for healthcare for everyone in Maine. Why is this work so important? Because good health is important to the Common Good as we pursue liberty, justice and well being, both as...

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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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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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