Posts Tagged ‘healthcare

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 […]

Earlier this month, women, physicians, advocates, and many others testified at public hearings to support Maine women’s reproductive rights in the face of three anti-choice bills. The Judiciary Committee then voted ‘Ought Not to Pass’ on those bills: LD 760, LD 1339, and LD 1193. There is still work to be done before the floor […]

It’s been almost two months since I began my position here at the Maine Women’s Lobby and the Maine Women’s Policy Center. Although it feels like I have lots to learn, I am proud to say that we have been a part of some very important work on behalf of Maine women in the past […]

Tonight President Obama will give his first State of the Union address of his second term. What policies will he discuss? What do you hope to hear him speak about? One way to keep track of the issues that matter to you is to play #SOTU BINGO! We saw several State of the Union BINGO cards […]


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