Now many towns are adopting resolutions calling for the state Legislature to design and implement a health care plan that will cover every Maine resident with medical care. This effort has been pioneered by Maine AllCare, an organization that promotes the establishment of a publicly funded health care system ( In my own town of Trenton, instead of being voted on by the town selectmen, a resolution was presented for a vote at the Town Meeting on May 17, and a large majority of Trenton residents voted to support the creation of an equitable health care plan for all Maine residents. It is time for a change that will benefit all the residents of Maine and without risking personal bankruptcy. We can do better and must! And thankfully the citizens of Trenton recognize this.

Starr C. Gilmartin

Published in the Ellsworth American

Trenton takes a stand