MAINE ALLCARE PORTLAND CHAPTER MEETING MINUTES draft October 25, 2017, 7 PM ALLEN AVENUE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH 524 ALLEN AVENUE, PORTLAND Members present: Dan Bryant, chair, Elizabeth Oatley, scribe, Diana (Dee) Cundy, Ed Cundy, Beth Franklin, Ann Morrill, Robert Morrill, Marjorie Rosenbaum. David Scotton Guests: Bryan Funk (Statewide Fundraiser) 1 – Called to order at 7:10 & introductions 2 – Approved minutes of Sep.27, 2017 with thanks...Continue reading
WALDO COUNTY CHAPTER October 12, 2017 MINUTES TOPIC DISCUSSION ACTION ITEMS Introductions The attendees were from nine local towns. Maine AllCare attendees included Marilyn McWilliams and her husband, and organizers Abbie Ryder and Chris Cayer. Updates on Maine AllCare Maine AllCare (MAC) is holding a “messaging retreat” in Manchester ME on Oct. 29th to align and define our shared talking points. The MAC board and one member...Continue reading
November 11 at 5 pm at the Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center in Ellsworth the local chapter of Maine AllCare will host a showing of the movie Fix-It followed by a panel discussion. The documentary takes an in-depth look into how our dysfunctional health care system is damaging our economy, suffocating our businesses, discouraging physicians and negatively impacting on the nation’s health, while remaining un-affordable for a...Continue reading
November 16 at 5:30 at the Southwest Harbor Public Library in Southwest Harbor, the Ellsworth/MDI chapter of Maine AllCare will show the Movie, Fix-It, followed by a panel discussion. This documentary takes an in-depth look into how our dysfunctional health care system is damaging our economy, suffocating our businesses, discouraging physicians and negatively impacting on the nation’s health, while remaining un-affordable for a third of our citizens....Continue reading
MAC Portland chapter screening of Now Is the Time, November 9 at South Portland Community Center. Lively discussion with panelists Henk Goorhuis, Marilyn McWilliams, and Delene Perley followed. Several new contacts were made, including a surgeon who expressed interest in joining the chapter....
MAC Bangor minutes 10/21/17 Members present: Andrew Sarto, Larry Dansinger, Tim Burns, Nate Shea, Carole Bodnar Treasurer’s Report – no checks written, same amount of money Common Ground report: main focus is to get the yellow cards, it was successful Movie in Waldo county (Now is the Time) report: successful, one person who was very vocal about not trusting government, handled appropriately – reported by Art Shea...Continue reading
Over thirty interested people from the Limerick area gathered on October 18 to watch the Now is the Time movie. A panel discussion followed. Patty O’Day-Senior organized the event together with Chris Cayer. Panelists included Board members Henk Goorhuis, Delene Perley, Marilyn McWilliams and Southern Maine Workers Center representative Melissa Dunn. ...
Ellsworth MAC Meeting October 19, 2017 Present Bruce Becque, Sam Bergman, Jean Rohrer, Susanne Forest, Valerie Dornan, Holly Duesenberry, Burt Wartell Agenda: Preparation for Open Houses suggested protocol presented by Bruce cf Toolkit link from Jeff Milliken (Bruce will forward to us) House party Sat Nov 11, 5pm Beth Wright...Continue reading
Maine AllCare Downeast Chapter September 17, 2017 meeting Minutes Howard Room, Blue Hill Library Attending: Lynn Cheney, Joe Lendvai, Liz Solet, Betsy Braunhut, Robert Grant, Jeff Milliken, Jon Albrecht, Hunt Gressitt, Kevin Ross, Phil Caper, Ruth Ryan, Bonnie Preston, Ted Fletcher, Barbara Eaton, Barbara Presson, Betsy Armstrong. Minutes: Liz Solet AGENDA ITEMS WHO DISCUSSION & NOTES INTRODUCTIONS OLD BUSINESS Approve August minutes All Motion; second;...Continue reading
On October 13, 2017, the Portland Press Herald published an important opinion piece written by Dr. Richard Dillihunt. Dr. Dillihunt is a retired surgeon, and a longstanding staunch advocate for universal healthcare. He has testified several times at the Maine State Legislature, most recently in May, on behalf of Rep. Heidi Brooks’ “Healthy Maine Act” to provide universal healthcare to everyone in Maine. Excerpts are published below....Continue reading