Welcome Augusta Chapter

Augusta ME – Wednesday, July 12, 2017 was Maine AllCare’s first Augusta chapter meeting and it was a big success. I was expecting half a dozen people to show up but instead we filled the large study room at the Lithgow Library. They told us capacity was ten but we fit eighteen people in there! We started the meeting by introducing each other. The group included business...

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Heidi Brooks sponsors single-payer health care bill for Maine

By Steve Collins, Staff Writer May 8, 2017 Lewiston Sun Journal AUGUSTA — As Congress debates the merits of the Affordable Care Act and its potential successor, some lawmakers think the time is ripe to create a single-payer health care system in Maine. “Here in Maine many people are struggling to get the care they need when and where they need it. Universal health care ideally includes...

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Our new bumper stickers are here and ready to be mailed to you!

Please show your support for universal health care by making an online contribution of $4 or more and we’ll mail to you one of these bright, colorful 10×3 inch bumper stickers. HEALTH CARE FOR EVERYONE IN MAINE is a clear message to your community. It affirms that you support a transition to a publicly funded system of comprehensive care accessible to every person in our state –...

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Healthcare film at Founders Hall brings out “good crowd”

Dr. Jeff Milliken, host and organizer of a community discussion about health care reform was pleased to see dozens of people funneling in Founders Hall in East Blue Hill. Over forty people showed up Sunday evening, March 19th to screen the documentary film FIX IT – Healthcare at the Tipping Point. The Downeast Chapter of Maine AllCare has been showing the film before community groups and at...

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People’s Forum on the Human Right to Health Care

A diverse group of over 300 people gathered at Portland’s Monument Square for a noon rally on Saturday, February 18th in support of health care as a human right. Coalition sponsors included the Southern Maine Workers Center (SMWC) and Maine State Nurses Association (MSNA) and Maine AllCare. Ronald Flannery from SMWC served as master of ceremony. Marilyn McWilliams spoke for Maine AllCare about our vision for publicly funded,...

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Proposal for true “patient freedom” – Healthcare for all Maine

We of Maine AllCare believe in Healthcare for Everyone in Maine.  Both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have seemingly surrendered on any national initiative to cover all Americans. One state will probably lead the way by covering its residents. Why not Maine? America treats healthcare as a commodity like automobiles, where profits, return to investors and sales and marketing initiatives are king.  Yet millions who cannot afford...

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Hello Ellsworth – All smiles for universal health care

Ellsworth – Members of Maine AllCare demonstrate their support for publicly funded universal health care that covers every person in Maine. About twenty supporters stood on the Union River Bridge in Ellsworth on Saturday noon March 25, 2017 – from left to right are Holly Duesenberry, Jean Rohrer, Doris Plummer and Sarah Whelan. During the hour-long event virtually every passing car honked in a supportive way, with waves...

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Letters from Voters: Another View: Single-payer coverage right fix for flawed Obamacare program

Portland Press Herald – February 4, 2017 Jason Savage, executive director of the Maine Republican Party, is absolutely right about many of the significant flaws found in the Affordable Care Act; some of which he pointed out in his recent piece (“Obamacare editorial ignored the ‘repeal and replace’ scenario” Jan. 27). We all know the law was flawed. One of its greatest faults is that too many...

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Leterers from the voters – Stand up for the Affordable Care Act

January 27, 2017, Ellsworth American Dear Editor: It is critical for all citizens and Mainers to be aware that as early as Jan. 23 our present Congress intends to abolish/repeal the Affordable Health Care Act. While there may be broad agreement that this health care act has real problems, it does provide vital, life-saving benefits to millions of Americans and to 75,000 Mainers, including the provision for...

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Letters from the voters

Dear Senator Collins, I have submitted the following Letter to the Editor to the Bangor Daily News, the Ellsworth American and Penobscot Bay Press. I urge you to consider whether you are representing your Maine constituency when you support abolishing the Affordable Care Act. Here is my story showing how private health insurance is not working for me and my family. Yours, Clifton Page The US Congress...

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