Maine AllCare News – January 2018

Maine AllCare News – January 2018 Legislative Health Care Task Force to meet January 22 
and March 2 Universal health care supporters turned out in force for the first meeting of the Maine legislative Task Force on Health Care Coverage for All of Maine in Augusta, December 20. As stated in the Joint Order establishing the Task Force: “It is the intent of the Legislature to ensure that

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Bill Wood resigns from the Board

Bill Wood MD, FACS, FAAOA, Bangor ME The Board has reluctantly accepted the resignation of Bill Wood. He is an active board-certified otolaryngologist who practices in Bangor and a longtime supporter of PNHP, the Physicians for a National Health Program. Dr. Wood was educated at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He also studied at

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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

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Gubernatorial Candidate Forum, Feb. 1, 6-8 pm, Augusta

Come and ask your questions of the Maine gubernatorial candidates, especially with respect to healthcare! Do they favor publicly funded health care coverage for all Maine residents – – a system that is efficient, financially sound, and politically sustainable? We join with the Maine AFL-CIO at 21 Gabriel Dr., Augusta, from 6 – 8 pm as everyone advocates Health Care is a Human Right. Share your stories.

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 Maine

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DEC 14 2017 Ellsworth-MDI Minutes

MAC Meeting 12/14/17 Ellsworth City Hall 3:30-5pm Ellsworth/MDI Present: Jim Mroch, Jean Rohrer, Susanne Forest, Harold McWilliams, Marilyn McWilliams, Sam Bergman, Valerie Dornan, Bruce Becque, Holly Duesenberry Gail Eaton should get a copy of meeting notes and Marilyn McWilliams UUC Meeting Jan 26 House Party Snow date Feb 2nd Marilyn updates from board She can help us authorize new people to enter data into Nationbuilder If you get

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Dec 17 2017 Downeast Minutes

Maine AllCare Downeast Chapter December 17, 2017 meeting minutes Blue Hill Library In attendance: Robert Grant, Kevin Hunt, Phil Caper, Jeff Milliken, Susanne Forest, Diana Page, Oscar Ruiz, Sam Bergman, Joe Lendvai, Lynn Cheney AGENDA ITEMS WHO DISCUSSION & NOTES   OLD BUSINESS UPDATES       Discussed the first meeting of the Healthcare Task Force in Augusta on 12/20. Diana Page, Oscar Ruiz, Lynn Cheney, Phil Caper

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Nov 19 2017 Downeast Minutes

Maine AllCare Downeast Chapter November 19, 2017 meeting minutes Blue Hill Library Attending: Lynn Cheney, Joe Lendvai, Kevin Hunt, Bonnie Preston, Caryl Heaton, Tom van Buren, Steve Collier, Diana Page, Oscar Ruiz, Caroline Werth, Bill MacDowell, Kate O’Dell, Liz Solet, Betsy Braunhut, Robert Grant, Jeff Milliken, Jon Albrecht, Hunt Gressitt, Ruth Ryan, Bonnie Preston. Minutes: Liz Solet AGENDA ITEMS WHO DISCUSSION & NOTES PRE-MEETING data entry ALL About

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