The health policy statement – in favor of universal care – shows that the group recognizes the need to put patients’ and caregivers’ interests first.
The Maine Medical Association is to be commended for its newly developed health policy statement, unveiled recently at its annual meeting in Portland (“Maine Medical Association says U.S. health care system needs an overhaul,” Sept. 13). It is the most detailed and comprehensive health policy statement issued by any state medical society in the U.S. It recommended fundamental reform of our existing complicated, fragmented and balkanized system by replacing it with a new comprehensive, simplified and adequately funded national or statewide system, covering all Mainers.
Read the full opinion piece by Dr. Phil Caper in the Portland Press Herald