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...Continue reading
Kennebec Chapter Maine All-Care Minutes of Meeting June 20th 2018 Attending: Carl Stoddard, Ron Senecal, Fran Senacal, Stacy Jacoben (sp.), Alan Ross, Susan Manning (minutes) Tabling at the polls on June 12, 2018 seven people were able to gather 416 yellow signature cards. These cards were signed by Mainers interested in and supportive of Maine All Care. Fran announced Phil Bailey will be the new executive director...Continue reading
MINUTES – PORTLAND CHAPTER MAINE ALLCARE June 27, 2018, 7 PM Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church 524 Allen Avenue, Portland 1 – Present: Dan Bryant, chair, Audrey Briggs, Diana Cundy, Ed Cundy, Beth Franklin, Anthony Pastore, Delene Perley, David Wilcock 2 – May 23 minutes approved 3 – Board update by Delene: Phil Bailey has been hired as Executive Director, and Chris Cayer and Abbie Ryder as Field Organizers. There was widespread tabling around...Continue reading
Welcome our new Executive Director, Phil Bailey (center), and Field Coordinators, Abbie Ryder and Chris Cayer: “People know we don’t have real health care coverage or an effective system. People also know universal health care means everyone is covered and everyone saves. Some of our politicians may lack the will to lead but Mainers don’t. We can and will do better,” said Henk Goorhuis, Board Chair. “I’m...Continue reading
Maine AllCare Down East Chapter 5/20/18 meeting minutes Blue Hill Library, 4 – 5:30 Attending: Betsy Braunhut, Lynn Cheney, Liz Solet, Diana Page, Bonnie Preston, Michael Grillo, Anne Hayes-Grillo, Kevin Ross, David Jolly, Ted Fletcher, Valerie Dornan, Sam Bergman, Joe Lendvai, Phil Caper, Ruth Ryan, Caroline Werth. Minutes: Liz Solet AGENDA ITEMS WHO DISCUSSION & NOTES Introductions OLD BUSINESS Approve April minutes Lynn Cheney Motion to accept...Continue reading
Maine AllCare News – June 2018 MAINE ALLCARE PUBLISHES CANDIDATE SURVEY Because “Health care is at the top of a group of issues that voters want 2018 midterm candidates to talk about” (Kaiser Family Foundation) the Portland Chapter of Maine AllCare recently sent out a brief questionnaire to the state’s 16 gubernatorial and Cumberland County’s 73 legislative candidates to determine how they stand on the issue. The...Continue reading
Minutes – Ellsworth/MDI AllCare Meeting June 9, 2018 Present: Bruce, Valerie, Sam, Jeff Dunn, Nadine Lewis, Nick Yurlina, Mary Alice Horrigan, Lynn Cheney Sam Bergman – What Happened in Vermont? Sam researched the failure of Green Mountain Care in Vermont. He passed around reading materials for the group. A big takeaway from the failure was that proponents had not thoroughly researched the economics of implementation. Agenda for...Continue reading
Supporters of Maine AllCare will be at the June polls! We also attend parties’ caucuses, candidate forums, fairs, and markets, while sharing our mission and signing people on to support our work. If YOU are a supporter, join your local chapter (or contact us directly) and sign on to help out in the future....
The national meeting this year of the Single Payer Strategy Conference is in Minneapolis, MN, June 22-24. Read more here. Anyone may sign up! Also demonstration in Manchester, NH at the UU Church on May 20 from 1:30 – 3:30....
AARP Coffee and Conversation at the Brunswick Coastal Landing Retirement Center, 142 Neptune Drive will host a discussion about Maine AllCare with physician and MAC Brunswick Chapter leader Bill Clark, Senator Brownie Carson (D – Brunswick, Harpwell, Freeport, North Yarmouth and Pownal) and retired physician Dan Wood of Woolwich. The event, which begins at 11 a. m., includes a short video comparing Sweden and the U. S....Continue reading