Maine Letters and Opinion

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 healthcare. He states: “We already do the Bismarck model in times of crises. It’s . . . 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 »

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 »

Give Maine people the gift of healthcare

Maine Healthcare Action, an independent nonprofit group, proposed a resolve that requires the Maine Legislature to draft a publicly-funded health care plan that provides comprehensive benefits and covers every Maine resident. Pending submission of 63,067 . . . 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 »