September 8 2018 Bangor Minutes

Bangor Maine AllCare Minutes 9-8-18 Bagel Central Bangor Attendees: Nate Shea, Jeff Graham, Geoff Gratwick, Norma Fortin, Andrew Santo, Mary Tedesco-Schneck- -Discussed other possible meeting times during the week. Mary will create a Survey Monkey to poll for best times and will also work on phone-in options e.g. Zoom. Recognized we are member-driven and need new members -Nate Shea is stepping down as chair. We are looking...

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Maine AllCare News – September 2018

Maine AllCare News – September 2018 This campaign season, don’t fall victim to “FUD” Healthcare is a number 1 issue among Maine voters. In Maine it will be interesting to see what positions candidates take, and how they will respond to healthcare questions and criticisms. Will they move towards Improved Medicare for All, or advocate a public option or keep the broken system we currently have? Are...

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August 11 2018 Ellsworth/MDI Minutes

                                            Minutes – Ellsworth/MDI MAC August 11, 2018 Present: Jeff Dunn, Valerie Dornan, Bruce Becque, Phil Bailey, Sam Bergman 1)  Phil presents “exciting” things that are happening: a) house parties on the rise b) Chris and Abby getting more events organized 2)  A go-around-the-table w/ each of...

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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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July 26 2018 Greater Brunswick Area Minutes

 7.26 Minutes, Greater Brunswick Area Chapter, Maine AllCare 5:30 – 6:45 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. Details in minutes. GET ACTIVE for UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE Table at Farmer’s...

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July 25 2018 Portland Minutes

PORTLAND CHAPTER MAINE ALLCARE July 25, 2018, 7 PM Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church 524 Allen Avenue, Portland 1 – Present: Dan Bryant, chair, Merrill Henderson, Sydney Jones, Cliff Krolick, Delene Perley, David Wilcock Guest: Abbie Ryder, Statewide Field Organizer 2 – June 27 minutes approval was inadvertently overlooked. Comments will be sought when the current minutes are distributed, and if none are received the minutes will be considered approved. 3 – Board update,...

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Maine AllCare News – Summer 2018

Maine AllCare News – Summer 2018 Maine AllCare Ramps Up Statewide Effort We’ve entered a new chapter at Maine AllCare.  We’re pleased to introduce our first Executive Director and two Field Directors. As we ramp up to a statewide Medicare for All effort, having staff to work with our hundreds of volunteers and regional chapters is going to make a major difference. Phil Bailey is our Executive...

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We are there – Fairs, Polls, Candidate Forums

At Stonington Fisherman’s Day Betsy Braunhut from the Ellsworth/MDI Chapter talks with a representative of Health Acadia obtaining her signature and a speaking engagement on Deer Isle. Supporters of Maine AllCare are at fairs throughout the state this summer, including the Common Ground Fair, at candidate forums and at the polls in November sharing our mission and signing people on to support our work. If YOU are...

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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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Maine Legislative Task Force News

From Senator Geoff Gratwick, MAC Board member and member of the legislature and Task Force on Healthcare: The Long Range Planning Subcommittee of the Health Care Task Force (HCTF) will be holding a series of telephone conferences over the next six weeks with representatives from Dirigo (Trish Riley), Vermont, Colorado and Maryland. We will also hear about the Iceland’s HC system. Question:  What would you do differently...

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