From Senator Geoff Gratwick, MAC Board member and member of the legislature and Task Force on Healthcare: The Long Range Planning Subcommittee of the Health Care Task Force (HCTF) will be holding a series of telephone conferences over the next six weeks with representatives from Dirigo (Trish Riley), Vermont, Colorado and Maryland. We will also hear about the Iceland’s HC system. Question: What would you do differently...Continue reading
Welcome our new Executive Director, Phil Bailey (center), and Field Coordinators, Abbie Ryder and Chris Cayer: “People know we don’t have real health care coverage or an effective system. People also know universal health care means everyone is covered and everyone saves. Some of our politicians may lack the will to lead but Mainers don’t. We can and will do better,” said Henk Goorhuis, Board Chair. “I’m...Continue reading
Maine AllCare News – June 2018 MAINE ALLCARE PUBLISHES CANDIDATE SURVEY Because “Health care is at the top of a group of issues that voters want 2018 midterm candidates to talk about” (Kaiser Family Foundation) the Portland Chapter of Maine AllCare recently sent out a brief questionnaire to the state’s 16 gubernatorial and Cumberland County’s 73 legislative candidates to determine how they stand on the issue. The...Continue reading
The national meeting this year of the Single Payer Strategy Conference is in Minneapolis, MN, June 22-24. Read more here. Anyone may sign up! Also demonstration in Manchester, NH at the UU Church on May 20 from 1:30 – 3:30....
Because “Health care is at the top of a group of issues that voters want 2018 midterm candidates to talk about” (Kaiser Family Foundation) Maine AllCare recently sent out a brief questionnaire to the state’s 16 gubernatorial and Cumberland County’s 73 legislative candidates to determine how they stand on the issue. Our goal was two-fold: to inform ourselves and the public of the various candidates’ positions prior...Continue reading
It’s a shame that the wealthiest country in the world forces its citizens to seek charity to pay for necessary and life-saving medical care. In this blog post, Maine AllCare board member Dr. Julie Keller Pease highlights 3 crowdfunding appeals from Mainers, and contrasts their appeals with her experience in New Zealand. https://notesfromsouthland.wordpress.com/2018/04/24/crowdfunding-medical-bankruptcy-or-improved-medicare-for-all/...
Maine AllCare News – May 2018 BELFAST LAUNCH PARTY! JOIN THE CELEBRATION! Maine AllCare’s Waldo County Chapter announces a spring launch party for Saturday, May 12, 2018 beginning at 6 pm at the Belfast Boathouse. Everyone is invited for fiddling, fun and games at this free event. The party will begin with music by the Belfast Bay Fiddlers and a refreshment table hosted by the local...Continue reading
Maine AllCare has received a $50,000 donation from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation to fund financial feasibility studies and an Operations Manager. Our chair, Dr. Henk Goorhuis, states that half of the money will fund two studies to examine the feasibility of this approach in Maine. As well, the all-volunteer Board will hire a director to help coordinate its outreach. MAC has ten chapters from Oxford...Continue reading
Maine AllCare News – April 2018 Maine Legislative Task Force on Health Care Continues Deliberations The Maine Legislative Task Force continues its deliberations and in-depth study of health care issues facing Mainers. The task force reports that 13 of its 16 members have replied to an internal survey. Nine of 13 think that all Maine residents should be required to have health care coverage and most...Continue reading
Maine AllCare News – March 2018 Maine Legislative Task Force on Health Care Coverage hears from Citizens, Industry and Policymakers Augusta – Maine AllCare was well represented at the March 2nd meeting of the Legislative Task Force on Health Care Coverage for All of Maine in Augusta. We had Board and Chapter members from around the state who came to testify in support of universal healthcare. The...Continue reading