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 a dismal job of providing quality care at a reasonable cost. We spend more per capita than just about any other industrialized country and yet the quality of that care ranks almost dead last.

Maine has an opportunity to again be a leader in the nation by becoming the first to establish a publicly funded, equitable and sustainable health care system through a resolve, that would direct the Maine state Legislature to draft and enact a universal health care system for all Maine residents. In order to bring this issue before the Legislature, Maine Healthcare Action will be asking voters to sign a petition to put this on the ballot in 2022.

Gail Eaton

Gail is a member of the Greater Brunswick Area Maine AllCare chapter and a Maine Healthcare Action volunteer. Her letter was published in the Bangor Daily News on October 7, 2021.  Read her letter HERE.