Oct 25 2017 Portland Minutes

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...

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Oct 12 2017 Waldo Minutes

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...

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Ellsworth Movie (11/11)

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...

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Southwest Harbor Movie (11/16)

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....

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South Portland views Now is the Time

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....

October 21 2017 Bangor Minutes

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...

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Limerick Movie Showing

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.  ...

October 19, 2017 – Ellsworth/MDI Minutes

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...

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September 17, 2017 – Maine AllCare Downeast Chapter Meeting Minutes

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;...

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Maine Voices: The time for universal health care and single-payer is near

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....

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