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We wanted to give you an overview of some of the solutions that came out of our first Maine Women’s Summit on Economic Security that we shared in Building a Prosperous Maine: A Roadmap to Economic Security for Women and Our Families. We approached the first Summit and our Roadmap with a vision for a […]

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Oh, what a month it’s been for Maine women! We truly can’t contain our joy. Due to Governor LePage playing politics with his expected vetoes, four of our priority bills have now become law. We worked hard to pass these important pieces of legislation and the lives of thousands of Maine women will improve because […]

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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 […]

  • Comments Off on Now is the time. Don’t let Gov. LePage’s veto be the last word on health care for nearly 70,000 Maine people!

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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