Maine Letters and Opinion

Mainers need their own health care system

Poor health care access sickens too many Maine people. Even with insurance, high deductibles limit access. Most Maine residents know a friend or family member who suffered unnecessarily or died. This is scary for everyone. . . . read more »

Maine needs universal health care.

This past year and a half coping with the COVID-19 pandemic has clearly brought us face to face with the inadequacies of our health care system. It is a known fact that the U.S. does . . . read more »

Mainers deserve equitable health care system

In August, the Commonwealth Fund issued a report comparing health care in the U.S. to 10 other high-income countries. The U.S. compared dismally, ranking last in health care affordability and health equity. The U.S. health . . . read more »

Prevent Medicare privatization

Would people be shocked to find that an attempt to privatize Medicare in order to funnel profits to Wall Street investors is underway? Direct contracting entities were created in 2020 during the Trump administration and continued under . . . read more »

Maine should move toward universal care

“The pandemic has taught us the importance of a government willing to take responsibility for the health of the governed…..As a primary care physician, I implore Gov. Mills to join the states seeking to establish . . . read more »

Trenton takes a stand

The pandemic has laid bare the harsh realities of our current for-profit health care system. Besides my own personal and professional story battling this impersonal, complex and expensive system, I was further compelled to work . . . read more »

Students support Maine AllCare

  Students support Maine AllCare Eight social work students have written a letter of support for Maine AllCare.   Their conclusion: “Maine can have universal health care and Mainers can get the health care that they . . . read more »