April 26 2018 Greater Brunswick Area Minutes

4-26-18 Minutes, etc. Greater Brunswick Area Chapter, Maine AllCare 5:30 – 7 PM, Unitarian Universalist Church, Brunswick, Maine   UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE: if you treasure it, GET ACTIVE! Many chapter members who are willing to work / volunteer cannot attend meetings (or don’t like meetings- we understand!).  Consult “GET ACTIVE” at the top of meeting minutes, from now on.  Contacts are named, details in minutes (Bill can give...

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May 12 2018 Bangor Minutes

Bangor Maine AllCare Meeting May 12 2018 Bagel Central Attendees: Geoff Gratwick, Jeff Graham, Larry Dansinger, Nathan Shea -Maine AllCare Board Meeting Report Looking for an executive director There are 8 applicants Have $50K King grant to help fund position Trying to establish the priority for the position: good fund raiser vs a good contracted manager vs someone who can help with the political influence of our...

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April 14 2018 Downeast Minutes

Maine AllCare Down East Chapter 4/15/18 meeting minutes Blue Hill Library, 4 – 5:30 Attending: Betsy Braunhut, Lynn Cheney, Jeff Milliken, Liz Solet, Oscar Ruiz, Randi Neblett, Peter Neblett, Diana Page, Linda Hoskins, Bonnie Preston, Jeanne Shea, Art Shea, Michael Grillo, Anne Hayes Grillo, Robert Grant, Caryl Heaton, Betsy Armstrong. Minutes: Liz Solet AGENDA ITEMS WHO DISCUSSION & NOTES Introductions OLD BUSINESS Approve minutes Lynn Cheney Motion...

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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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Crowdfunding, medical bankruptcy or improved Medicare for All?

It’s a shame that the wealthiest country in the world forces its citizens to seek charity to pay for necessary and life-saving medical care. In this blog post, Maine AllCare board member Dr. Julie Keller Pease highlights 3 crowdfunding appeals from Mainers, and contrasts their appeals with her experience in New Zealand. https://notesfromsouthland.wordpress.com/2018/04/24/crowdfunding-medical-bankruptcy-or-improved-medicare-for-all/...

April 18 2018 Kennebec County Minutes

4/18/2018- Maine AllCare, Kennebec County Chapter- Drew House, Augusta (5:30-7pm) Convening: Marilyn McWilliams Present: Dr. Phil Caper (board member), Valerie Dornan (Hancock County AllCare), Fran and Ron Senecal, Susan Manning, Phyllis Capanna, Andi Parkinson. Absent: Dr. Alan Ross M McWilliams: Send a copy of the meeting minutes to Delene Perley, who is in charge of communications. Kennebec Chapter will want to reach out to Holly Widener (retired,...

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Maine AllCare News – May 2018

  Maine AllCare News – May 2018  BELFAST LAUNCH PARTY!  JOIN THE CELEBRATION! Maine AllCare’s Waldo County Chapter announces a spring launch party for Saturday, May 12, 2018 beginning at 6 pm at the Belfast Boathouse. Everyone is invited for fiddling, fun and games at this free event. The party will begin with music by the Belfast Bay Fiddlers and a refreshment table hosted by the local...

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April 25 2018 Portland Minutes

 PORTLAND CHAPTER MAINE ALLCARE April 25, 2018, 7 PM Present: Dan Bryant, chair, Delene Perley, Elizabeth Oatley, secretary, Dee Cundy, Ed Cundy, Audrey Briggs, Nancy Bogg. Approved March 28, 2018 Minutes Board update-Delene Applications for executive director are coming in. The Belfast area chapter is planning a big “do” on May 12th at the Boathouse-movie, games, prizes, etc. They had a question about insurance. Washington state is doing a big initiative...

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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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