Press Release

January 25, 2021
Contact: Caryl Heaton caryl@maineallcare.org  (201) 207-1693
or Joe Lendvai jlendvai@maineallcare.org (207) 844-9188
On January 19, 2021, Brooklin joined a growing number of cities and towns in Maine to pass a resolution asking the Maine Legislature to create an equitable health care plan that provides every Maine resident with comprehensive medical care. The resolve was introduced by town residents Phil Caper and Karen Foster, members of Maine AllCare, and was passed unanimously by the Select Board.
The Brooklin resolution states that our present system is confusing, costly, wasteful, and leaves too many of our residents uninsured or subjected to high medical bills despite being insured. It asks for a system which is simple, straightforward, and provides citizens with adequate healthcare and seeks to eliminate current waste and high administrative costs in healthcare.
Blue Hill, Penobscot, Orono and Bangor and Brunswick passed similar resolutions in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has added a level of urgency to this issue since many people have lost both jobs and health insurance.
Maine AllCare urges all other cities and towns to pass similar Resolves and help our state become a leader in providing healthcare to every resident. More information on the town resolutions is available at https://maineallcare.org/town-resolves/.
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Maine AllCare promotes the establishment of publicly funded healthcare for all Maine residents. This system must be efficient, financially sound, politically sustainable and must provide benefits fairly distributed to all.