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127th Legislature, First Regular Session Legislative Outcomes We lobbied on a number of bills this legislative session. The roll calls for some of those are featured in our member newsletter, which was mailed in September. (You can become a member by making a donation to the Maine Women’s Lobby today.) We talked about many other […]

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Last month the Maine Legislature voted in support of LD 1487 – the compromise bill to allow Maine to accept federal funds to provide health care coverage to nearly 70,000 Maine people. Governor LePage promised to veto this bill. Today he did. Now the bill goes back to the Maine Senate and House where two-thirds […]

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Today, the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services of the Maine Legislature held a public hearing on LD 1578, An Act to Increase Health Security by Expanding Federally Funded Health Care for Maine People. We’ve talked a lot about the importance of accepting federal funds to cover nearly 70,000 Maine people. Some highlights: More Mainers […]

Yesterday the Maine House of Representatives voted on accepting federal funds to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. We’ve written before about why accepting these funds is a good deal for Maine and you can learn more at  www.covermainenow.com. But this post isn’t about the importance of expanding coverage for Mainers. It’s about the astounding […]

There’s been a lot of media attention on why accepting federal funds that are already set aside for Maine under the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid coverage makes sense for Maine. A presentation by the Maine Medical Association to the Appropriations and Finance Committee highlights the reasons why it makes sense to accept these […]


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