Maine is so close. Despite the best efforts of Gov. Paul LePage, his Department of Health and Human Services and his acolytes in the Maine House of Representatives, a major achievement is within reach. While all political eyes last week were focused on the rollout of Medicare for All by Sen. Bernie Sanders, there was […]
Imagine: 24 million people without health insurance wasn’t enough pain and suffering.
The Republican health care plan punishes low-income people, people with disabilities, the elderly and children. All to pay for massive tax cuts for the wealthy.
Voters are pretty clear about what they don’t like about Obamacare. And it doesn’t match the policy argument that most Republicans are making.
More Mainers in the middle — middle age, middle income — are dying. There’s no single way to change course, but the first step is a simple one.
Simply put, Maine cannot confront its heroin epidemic — or strengthen its rural economy, for that matter — without expanding access to affordable health care. Lack of health care for tens of thousands of Mainers is holding our state back, and people are dying as a result. But the impacts go much further than hurting […]