Sept 9 2017 – Bangor Maine All Care Meeting

Attendees: Nate Shea (chair), Andrew Sarto, Carol Bodner, Jeff Graham, Tim Burns (new co-chair) Report on the showing of “Now’s the Time” at the Peace and Justice Center: good attendance and response Future events could be held there for $10/hr MAC message on Medicaid expansion: “we are supportive” MAC state-level organizers Brian Funk and Kyle Bailey will help organize house parties if desired Herman “Sizzler” event small...

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Maine has 1,329,608 reasons for universal health care

Reason #1 “When I talk about health care I often tell people that I am retired from the U.S. Navy with 28 years of service. I don’t do that so that people will thank me for my service. My country has thanked me by providing my wife and me with health care insurance for the rest of our lives. I believe that the mill worker is serving...

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August 2017 – Waldo County Chapter Minutes

WALDO COUNTY CHAPTER Organizing meeting August 1, 2017 MINUTES TOPIC DISCUSSION ACTION ITEMS Introductions The 10 attendees were a diverse group of patients, community activists, health care professionals and concerned citizens, including Maine AllCare board member Jonathan Fulford, MAC Organizers Abbie Ryder and Chris Cayer. Meeting Overview The purpose of the meeting is to develop a local group that will create a Waldo County chapter of the...

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August 2017 – Oxford County Chapter Minutes

MAINE ALLCARE OXFORD COUNTY CHAPTER MEETING TUESDAY, AUGUST 29TH 2017 MINUTES: New members and attendees were introduced, including the Chair of the state wide AllCare organization. Abby reviewed the need to fulfill local chapter roles and responsibilities, and announced that the tasks of data czar/co-chairperson and chairperson have been accepted by Jen and Lesia respectively. The group watched the documentary “Sick Round the World,” by T.R. Reid,...

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August 2017 – Rockland Chapter Minutes

August Chapter Meeting of Rockland Maine AllCare: We’re having great success with reaching out to new members through Farmer’s Markets and other gatherings. Much happens in between our chapter meetings through your continuing work. We’ll gather in a couple of weeks to find out what’s been happening and to make sure we have each other’s support to keep moving forward. I’ve attached the minutes of our July...

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August 2017: Greater Brunswick Area Minutes

AUGUST 2017 GREATER BRUNSWICK AREA MINUTES (formerly Midcoast) Attending: Bill Clark, Abbie Ryder, Jean Sawyer, Virginia Derr, Marla Davis, Charlie Priest, Delene Perley, Don Leaver, Frederick Lancaster, Bill Eaton, Gail Eaton. Minutes: Gail Eaton Introductions were made and agenda reviewed. Board member Delene Perley reviewed the Partner agreement, and we agreed to become active locally in recruiting businesses and organizations to partner with MAC. with us, and...

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MAINE ALLCARE PORTLAND CHAPTER MEETING MINUTES (abbreviated)

Members present: Nancy Bogg, Audrey Briggs, Dan Bryant (Leader), Jan Chapman, Diana Cundy, Ed Cundy, Nancy Greenleaf, Jaculin McCallum, Marilyn McWilliams, Bruce Moore, Ann Morrill, Robert Morrill, Elizabeth Oatley, Delene Perley, Marjorie Rosenbaum Guests: Chris Cayer (Statewide Field Organizer), Bryan Funk (Fundraiser, Peach Tree Strategies), Henk Goorhuis (Chairman, MAC BOD) Introductions Minutes of July 12, 2017 were approved. The need for a chapter Secretary/Scribe was briefly discussed....

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Newsworthy Articles

July 20, 2017 The Medical Profession’s Digital Revolution Is Here By Martin U. Müller, Der Spiegel The health care sector is facing a far-reaching and unpredictable revolution. Smartphones are capable of replacing many devices that have become standard in medical practices and some apps will soon be able to provide diagnoses as well. Patients are becoming less reliant on doctors. June 21, 2017 Single payer health care...

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A Health Care System Rent Apart

August 16, 2017 By Mark W. Anderson Republicans in Congress failed to fulfill their promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), called by them “Obamacare.” (read more) Betsy Braunhut of Deer Isle, pictured on right, is the key organizer of the upcoming film screening of FIX IT, a health care documentary, at the Stonington Opera House that will include a moderated community discussion on how best to achieve universal health care here...

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