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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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Welcome Oxford County Chapter

On Tuesday, July 25th, Maine AllCare hosted their first Oxford County chapter meeting in Norway. Twelve people showed up to learn about Maine AllCare and to get more involved in their community. The diverse group included healthcare professionals, healthcare administrators, insurance brokers, political organizers, teachers, parents, and other concerned citizens. Maine AllCare Board member Marilyn McWilliams, pictured on far right, and organizer Chris Cayer attended the event....

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Downeast Chapter members celebrate Fishermen’s Day on Deer Isle by promoting universal health care

Together with families of local fishermen, hundreds of residents and visitors strolled along the Stonington town dock enjoying a perfect summer day at the annual Deer Isle Fishermen’s Day on Sunday, July 16th. Maine AllCare Downeast Chapter members, led by statewide organizers Chris Cayer and Abbie Ryder, set up a booth with handouts of flyers, brochures and buttons that promote Medicare for All. Maine AllCare members were...

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The next big event in Stonington

The next important public event will be a showing of FIX IT – Health Care at the Tipping Point, at the Stonington Opera House on September 24th 2017. The film is a business oriented documentary that clearly shows the economic advantages of publicly funded health care system enjoyed, in one form or another, by every industrialized country in the world. If you are anywhere in Eastern Maine please join us...

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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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