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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Letters to Editors

A true feel-good experience – Ellsworth American A true feel-good experience Dear Editor: A small businessman, a retired physician, a legislator and a former nurse walked into a bar … well, not a bar, but a recent meeting at the Deer Isle Town Hall. Much as I don’t care for meetings, this one recently made me feel good about my fellow citizens. The subject was the strategy...

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Crowdfunding, medical bankruptcy or improved Medicare for All?

It’s a shame that the wealthiest country in the world forces its citizens to seek charity to pay for necessary and life-saving medical care. In this blog post, Maine AllCare board member Dr. Julie Keller Pease highlights 3 crowdfunding appeals from Mainers, and contrasts their appeals with her experience in New Zealand. https://notesfromsouthland.wordpress.com/2018/04/24/crowdfunding-medical-bankruptcy-or-improved-medicare-for-all/...

Maine AllCare News – May 2018

  Maine AllCare News – May 2018  BELFAST LAUNCH PARTY!  JOIN THE CELEBRATION! Maine AllCare’s Waldo County Chapter announces a spring launch party for Saturday, May 12, 2018 beginning at 6 pm at the Belfast Boathouse. Everyone is invited for fiddling, fun and games at this free event. The party will begin with music by the Belfast Bay Fiddlers and a refreshment table hosted by the local...

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