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

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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, and

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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 chapter

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Healthcare Film to be shown in Westbrook and Limerick

Friday, October 13th at 6:30 p.m. Westbrook Community Center 426 Bridge St Westbrook “Now is the Time—Healthcare for Everybody,” documentary will be shown on Friday, October 13th at 6:30 p.m. at the Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge Street, Westbrook, sponsored by the Portland Chapter. A panel led discussion will follow the showing. While the Affordable Care Act has helped some people, many of us are feeling the pinch

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August 2017: MidCoast Chapter Minutes

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 it is attached. See attachment on Biz benefits that

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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. Recent

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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 is,

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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 in

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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. The

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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 engaging

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