November News and Information

Maine AllCare November News & Updates Universal health care: is it possible in Maine? On October 31, Maine Public’s Speaking in Maine featured a discussion and debate about health care options for Maine, with Dr. Phil Caper of Maine AllCare and Matt Gagnon of the Maine Heritage Policy Center. The debate ranged from universal health care to free-market options. The conversation was originally produced by WERU radio...

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September News

Making the Case: An International Perspective On The Paradoxes Of US Health Care In research supported by The Commonwealth Fund and reported on the Health Affairs blog, ten Harkness Fellows in health care policy and practice reflect on the U.S. health care system. “The United States undeniably provides some of the best health care and is one of the most innovative nations in the world. Financial investments...

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End-of-Summer News: The Road to Healthcare Reform

Making the Case: “Congress passes socialized medicine and mandates health insurance–in 1798” In a piece going back to 2011, business and healthcare reporter Rick Ungar explored “An Act for the Relief of Sick and Disabled Seamen” passed by the 5th Congress of the United States in 1798, and signed by President John Adams. “The law was not only the first time the United States created a socialized...

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July 2019 News – Healthcare Heats Up

News – July 2019 Making the Case: Industry pushes back, with “FUD” As comprehensive healthcare reform becomes more of a focus on the national political stage, it’s not surprising that those with a financial stake in keeping the status quo will also come out in force. And they are. The Partnership for America’s Health Care Future sounds pretty good, right? A coalition of healthcare and insurance industry...

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Maine AllCare News – June 2019 – Moving Into Summer

Making the Case: The Need for Comprehensive Health Care Reform In a May 31 opinion piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Drs. Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein, leaders of Physicians for a National Health Program, outline the need for–and benefits of–comprehensive, carefully designed health care reform. “Halfway measures are politically attractive but economically unworkable. The $11,559 per capita that the United States spends on...

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Maine AllCare hosts legislative forum

Written by Rachel Mann BELFAST- Legislators from around the state gathered in Waldo County to discuss various proposed bills that have to do with healthcare. “We’re here to primarily listen to the people who have issues around healthcare” Representative Stanley Paige Zeigler, Jr. explained. Waldo County residents were able to voice their concerns about healthcare with their lawmakers at a forum hosted by Maine AllCare “I think it’s a basic...

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Looking Ahead to an Exciting 2019

Maine AllCare News: End-of-year 2018 2018 in Review We have been busy and growing under our new Executive Director, Phil Bailey, and Field Directors, Chris Cayer and Abbie Ryder. Maine AllCare: has a growing number of almost 50,000 supporters celebrates twelve chapters around the state was at 93 events and held 9 house parties this summer and fall has a following on social media that is up...

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Maine AllCare November News – We Hope You Will Stand With Us!

Giving Tuesday: 11/27/2018 Giving Tuesday is an international day of giving that takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It kicks off the holiday giving season and it’s an opportunity for us to recognize the non-profits that we care about by donating to their cause. This year, Maine AllCare is raising money to help fund the fight for universal health care in Maine. We made incredible progress on...

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Maine Voices: Conservative Case for Universal Healthcare

Dr. Dan Bryant’s column in the Portland Press Herald, October 24, 2018 CAPE ELIZABETH — A May Maine Voices column that I co-authored discussed a poll of Maine gubernatorial and Cumberland County legislative candidates’ health care policies. No Republicans had responded. In a Sept. 17 letter, Barry Salter, M.D., wrote that Republican gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody had not attended the Maine Medical Association annual meeting, while the...

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Bill Clark and Wendy Flaschner on the Air

Dr. Bill Clark, leader of the Brunswick Maine AllCare Chapter and retired Bath physician, and Wendy Flaschner, a school psychologist, discuss how to change the delivery of healthcare in Maine. View the podcast here!...