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Maine AllCare testifies on Maine Health-Anthem dispute

The Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committee examined the issues underlying the dispute between Maine Health and Anthem. Maine AllCare’s board chair Karen Foster testified on behalf of Maine AllCare. Read Maine AllCare’s testimony . . . read more »

March 2022 Newsletter

What happened in California? On January 31, the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act, also known as CalCare (AB 1400), was pulled by its primary author, Ash Kalra, just before the Assembly floor vote. Like . . . read more »

January 2022 News

Welcome new board members and president The Maine AllCare Board of Directors welcomed two new members in late 2021, Chloe Maxmin and Ted Sussman. Karen Foster, one of MAC’s founders, stepped into the role of . . . 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 https://www.pressherald.com/2022/01/17/maine-voices-university-abandons-students-health-care-needs/ There is already substantial blood on the . . . read more »

Autumn newsletter 2021

Universal healthcare on the agenda at Maine Medical Association 2021 annual meeting Support from physicians is critical in advancing the cause of universal healthcare in Maine. When the Maine Medical Association met for their annual . . . read more »

Observations on inequality and inequity in our healthcare system

In September, I presented a resolution to the 2021 Maine Medical Association’s General Assembly, urging support for “the establishment of an equitable, sustainable, comprehensive, affordable, high-quality, publicly-funded universal health care system at the national level, . . . read more »