Maine Letters and Opinion

American Health Care – The Illusion of Choice

“Choice” is a major buzzword in current discussions of healthcare. So let’s discuss our actual healthcare choices—as individuals and as a nation, starting with the argument made by politicians, pundits, and media that over 160 . . . read more »

Capitalism and Social Programs

In this letter to the editor published in, Dr. James Fieseher, a New Hampshire internist describes how a reliable health care system that covers everyone strengthens capitalism. “Bernie Sanders and many Republicans are both . . . read more »

February 2020 News

Bangor City Council passes healthcare resolution Becomes first municipality in Maine since 2001 to support equitable healthcare At its February 10 meeting, the Bangor City Council unanimously approved a resolution urging the Maine Legislature to . . . read more »

Mainers deserve publicly funded health care

This letter was originally published in the Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel January 24, 2020 To the Editor: A recent study by Maine Center for Economic Policy on behalf of Maine AllCare (available at showed that . . . read more »

‘Everyone covered, Nobody left out’

This letter to the editor by Beedy Parker of Camden, Maine was originally published in the PenBay Pilot. You can read the original letter HERE. January 25, 2020 To the Editor: A report came out . . . read more »

Maine needs to create better health care

January 15, 2020 Originally published online in The County, e-news of the Aroostook Republican, the Houlton Pioneer Times, and the Star-Herald To the editor: I am a “consumer” of health care with a Medicare Advantage . . . read more »