Legislative Council Meets Jan. 22, Mar. 2

Supporters turned out in force for the first meeting of the Maine legislative Task Force in Augusta, December 20. Second and third meetings are set for Jan. 22 and March 2 from 9:30 – 4:00 with public comments in the afternoons.

The charge of the Task Force is “to ensure that all residents of the State have access to and coverage for affordable, quality health care. It is the intent of the Legislature to study the design and implementation of options for a health care plan that provides coverage for all residents of the State.”

The meetings are held in Room 220 Cross State Office Building, the IFS Committee Room.

Learn more about the first day by clicking here for a Channel 6 report.

Our demonstration in May urged the legislature to work on the issue of Universal Healthcare in Maine. This is their first meeting. The purpose of the Council is “to ensure that all residents of the State have access to and coverage for affordable, quality health care with the intent to study the design and implementation of options for a health care plan that provides coverage for all residents of the State.” Attendees should be prepared to speak to the Press about reasons for supporting this most important step in our journey to affordable, universal healthcare in Maine.

Co-chairs of the Council are Senator Rodney Whittemore and Rep. Heather Sanborn. Other members include Sen. Geoffrey Gratwick, Sen. Eric Brakey, Sen. Brownie Carson, Rep. Robert Foley, Rep. Anne Perry, Rep. Paul Chace and Kristine Ossenfort, Joel Allumbaugh, Jeffrey Austin, Daniel Kleban, Kevin Lewis, Francis McGinty and Patricia Riley. Senator Gratwick is also on Maine AllCare’s Board.

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