Take Action to Expand Access to Health Care

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4 Apr 2016

Action is needed to increase access to affordable health care coverage for all Maine people!

We expect the legislature to vote on LD 633, An Act To Improve the Health of Maine Citizens and the Economy of Maine by Providing Affordable Market-based Coverage Options to Low-income Uninsured Citizens, this week.

Please contact your legislators today and urge them to support LD 633. It’s long past time for Maine to accept the federal health care dollars that have been set aside for our state to provide health coverage to those who desperately need it.

LD 633 will save lives, save money, and create jobs. It’s a win for us all.

LD 633 draws from the experience of other states that are using federal health care funds to prevent and reduce chronic disease and combat drug addiction. Maine families with low incomes would have access to lifesaving health screenings and treatment, as well as the security of knowing they have quality health coverage to get care when they need it.

Accepting federal funds will protect rural hospitals and health clinics throughout Maine, improve access to preventive and life-saving health care, help our state address drug addiction, and create savings in our state budget.

Maine is falling behind the thirty-two states that have accepted federal health care funds to increase access to health coverage through Medicaid.

You can email your legislators today by going to bit.ly/HCaction

Find more information on how your county would benefit, including number of people who would gain coverage, jobs created, and other economic activity in the fact sheets found on the Cover Maine Now! coalition website.

Thank you for contacting your legislators to let them know that expanding access to health care matters to Maine people. 

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