Maine Letters and Opinion

August 2022 Newsletter: Medical billing nightmares

Woman with dark hair and wearing dark shirt holds hands up to head in anxiety and frustration
August 31, 2022 ‘Confused, frustrated, helpless’: How medical billing impacts Maine people An August 21 article by health reporter Joe Lawlor in the Portland Press Herald delves into the “byzantine” system of medical billing in . . . read more »

June 2022 Newsletter: Medicare at risk

Medicare at risk Medicare is a successful and popular program, a publicly funded health care system that serves millions of seniors and disabled Americans by focusing on health care, not profit. But ongoing efforts to . . . read more »

May 2022 Newsletter: MaineHealth-Anthem dispute

Surprised, confused or outraged by a medical bill? The Portland Press Herald wants to hear from you. Click here to tell your story. Maine Healthcare Action suspends Resolve effort Maine Healthcare Action announced in April . . . read more »

Maine columnist on the healthcare resolve effort

Columnist Doug Rooks writes for Seacoast Online: “the most important pending question is the one you’ve probably heard least about: an effort by a consortium of providers and public health groups to bring a version . . . read more »

Follow the Bismarck model

Keith Newman of Addison, Maine, advocates for the Bismarck model, describing how Otto von Bismarck united Germany in 1871, with universal health care. He states: “We already do the Bismarck model in times of crises. . . . read more »

University abandons students’ health care needs

Financially strapped students can no longer get coverage through the university system, leaving many in the lurch. By Isabel Ruffin – Special to the Portland Press Herald There is already substantial blood on the . . . read more »

Seniors beware!

Jan. 17 — As published in SeacoastOnline To the Editor: Until recently I did not understand the reason for the explosion of ads for Medicare Advantage plans on television. My understanding changed after I received . . . read more »