We are there – Fairs, Polls, Candidate Forums

At Stonington Fisherman’s Day Betsy Braunhut from the Ellsworth/MDI Chapter talks with a representative of Health Acadia obtaining her signature and a speaking engagement on Deer Isle. Supporters of Maine AllCare are at fairs throughout the state this summer, including the Common Ground Fair, at candidate forums and at the polls in November sharing our mission and signing people on to support our work. If YOU are...

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MAC House Parties

Everyone is encouraged to host a House Party for Maine AllCare. Contact us if you are interested in doing so. This one was in Brooklin with the Downeast Chapter. Lynn Cheney and Sharon Lendvai are pictured. A great time was had by all — sitting around a pool, sharing stories, eating cake along with other refreshments, hearing from our new executive director, Phil Bailey, and meeting others....

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Maine Legislative Task Force News

From Senator Geoff Gratwick, MAC Board member and member of the legislature and Task Force on Healthcare: The Long Range Planning Subcommittee of the Health Care Task Force (HCTF) will be holding a series of telephone conferences over the next six weeks with representatives from Dirigo (Trish Riley), Vermont, Colorado and Maryland. We will also hear about the Iceland’s HC system. Question:  What would you do differently...

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MAC hires new staff

Welcome our new Executive Director, Phil Bailey (center), and Field Coordinators, Abbie Ryder and Chris Cayer: “People know we don’t have real health care coverage or an effective system. People also know universal health care means everyone is covered and everyone saves. Some of our politicians may lack the will to lead but Mainers don’t. We can and will do better,” said Henk Goorhuis, Board Chair. “I’m...

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Maine AllCare News – June 2018

Maine AllCare News – June 2018  MAINE ALLCARE PUBLISHES CANDIDATE SURVEY Because “Health care is at the top of a group of issues that voters want 2018 midterm candidates to talk about” (Kaiser Family Foundation) the Portland Chapter of Maine AllCare recently sent out a brief questionnaire to the state’s 16 gubernatorial and Cumberland County’s 73 legislative candidates to determine how they stand on the issue. The...

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National Conference – Healthcare-Now! June 22-24

The national meeting this year of the Single Payer Strategy Conference is in Minneapolis, MN, June 22-24. Read more here. Anyone may sign up! Also demonstration in Manchester, NH at the UU Church on May 20 from 1:30 – 3:30....

AARP Brunswick Coffee, June 20

AARP Coffee and Conversation at the Brunswick Coastal Landing Retirement Center, 142 Neptune Drive will host a discussion about Maine AllCare with physician and MAC Brunswick Chapter leader Bill Clark, Senator Brownie Carson (D – Brunswick, Harpwell, Freeport, North Yarmouth and Pownal) and retired physician Dan Wood of Woolwich. The event, which begins at 11 a. m., includes a short video comparing Sweden and the U. S....

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Fix It movie: June 12, Damariscotta

The Movie, Fix It, will be shown followed by discussion on Tuesday, June 12 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at the Schooner Cove Miles Hospital Campus for the Senior College, 35 Schooner St, Damariscotta. The showing is co-sponsored by the Rockland Chapter of Maine AllCare: Mike Shunney, Chair. All are welcome to the showing....

Portland Chapter Candidate Survey

Because “Health care is at the top of a group of issues that voters want 2018 midterm candidates to talk about” (Kaiser Family Foundation) Maine AllCare recently sent out a brief questionnaire to the state’s 16 gubernatorial and Cumberland County’s 73 legislative candidates to determine how they stand on the issue. Our goal was two-fold: to inform ourselves and the public of the various candidates’ positions prior...

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May 12 2018 Bangor Minutes

Bangor Maine AllCare Meeting May 12 2018 Bagel Central Attendees: Geoff Gratwick, Jeff Graham, Larry Dansinger, Nathan Shea -Maine AllCare Board Meeting Report Looking for an executive director There are 8 applicants Have $50K King grant to help fund position Trying to establish the priority for the position: good fund raiser vs a good contracted manager vs someone who can help with the political influence of our...

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