Personal Stories

I had health insurance and they didn’t . . .

Editor’s Note: Maine State Senator Troy Jackson speaking to the Legislature on May 20, 2013; the crux of the speech is his personal story about a young friend and fellow lumberman who died for lack of . . . read more »

Why we need universal health care in Maine

July 30, 2014 As we celebrate the 49th anniversary of MEDICARE – over 49 million Americans are Medicare beneficiaries (2012), including 276,467 here in Maine – let us redouble our efforts in words and deeds in educating . . . read more »

More from Mainers

The Universal Notebook: Nothing healthy about health insurance By Edgar Allen Beem Folks on the far-right fringe – tea partiers, libertarians, secessionists, etc. – were in open revolt against Obamacare until the Supreme Court told . . . read more »