Portland Chapter 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) 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...

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May 12 2018 Bangor Minutes

Bangor Maine AllCare Meeting May 12 2018 Bagel Central Attendees: Geoff Gratwick, Jeff Graham, Larry Dansinger, Nathan Shea -Maine AllCare Board Meeting Report Looking for an executive director There are 8 applicants Have $50K King grant to help fund position Trying to establish the priority for the position: good fund raiser vs a good contracted manager vs someone who can help with the political influence of our...

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Crowdfunding, medical bankruptcy or improved Medicare for All?

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

  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...

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King Foundation $50K Grant supports MAC

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...

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Maine AllCare News – April 2018

  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...

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March 13 2018 Bangor Minutes

Bangor Maine AllCare Minutes March 13 2018 Attendees: Nate Shea, Jeff Graham, Carol Bodnar, Larry Dansinger Bangor Public Library event: Tuesday, March 13th, 6PM. Discussed and decided to show the 40 min version of “Fix It,” since we have only one presenter to date (David Green). We will confirm the reservation and advertise in the Weekly (Larry) Peace and Justice Center (Larry) and the BDN (Jeff). Nate...

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February 8 2018 Waldo Minutes

Waldo Maine All Care (WMAC) Minutes Feb 8, 2018 Abbott Room, Belfast Library I. Announcements  Ann Marshall has resigned from WMAC, and as “Data Czar”. Art Shea will check with Ann and State MAC if there are any dbase “admin priviledges” that need to be passed on. WMAC Business Group House Party 3-15 6pm 49 Ocean St, Belfast, see attachment FMI: Paul Robie Open House May...

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February 10 2018 Bangor MAC Minutes

Bangor Maine AllCare Meeting Minutes February 10, 2018 Attendees: Nate Shea, Jeff Graham, David Green, Larry Dansinger, Andrew Sarto, Geoff Gratwick, Lokotah Sanborn, Dillon Murray, Tahnoor Khan, Carol Bodnar, Courtney Schaff Discussed the Library Forum Tuesday March 27th 6:30-8PM at the Bangor Public Library Speakers: David Green (UK, Canada) ?Bob Zieglaar (Belgium, Holland), Henk Goorhuis (summary of the US system) Prefer not to show a movie Plan...

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Maine AllCare News – March 2018

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...

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