Paying Maine’s remaining Medicaid debt to its hospitals and reducing the number of uninsured Mainers by expanding Medicaid eligibility under the federal Affordable Care Act have properly dominated lawmakers’ public health agenda during the legislative session that’s winding down in Augusta. With much less fanfare, legislators in recent days have taken positive actions to protect and enhance public health in Maine
A state licensing board has disciplined two Maine psychiatrists in separate incidents involving unprofessional behavior. William Fannin, an adolescent and child psychiatrist, accepted a conditional license after his employment at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston was suspended “as a result of unprofessional behavior that put himself and the public at risk,” according to a press release from the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine
Hunter Daily Kos staff Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 10:41 AM PDT Dear Republicans: Anytime you want to start that whole “rebranding” thing, you go right ahead. In the meantime, here’s another one for the “I wonder why the Republican Party is having trouble appealing to women” files, this time in the form of Maine House Minority Leader Ken Fredette, here explaining why his female House compatriots are having trouble understanding the nuances of the health care debate: “As I listen to the debate today and earlier debate on this bill, I can’t help but think of a title of a book, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
Fewer than six in 10 Americans know that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, is still on the books, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released in April. Seven percent think that the Supreme Court struck it down and 12 percent say Congress repealed it
States wrestle with the issue of expanding their Medicaid programs under the federal health law. Bangor Daily News: Another Plan To Expand Medicaid In Maine Heads To Lawmakers Another proposal to expand the state’s Medicaid program is headed to the full Legislature after a committee vote Thursday afternoon in favor of expanding eligibility for the low-income health insurance program as allowed under the federal Affordable Care Act
LEWISTON, Maine – Kevin Lewis, CEO of Maine Community Health Options, recently announced that Brad Dobbins has accepted a promotion to the position of manager, member services, for the organization. He previously served as customer service and business development associate. MCHO is a nonprofit organization that will provide affordable health insurance to Maine people and small businesses beginning in January 2014.
SANFORD, Maine — The Maine Law Enforcement Torch Run was kicked off Tuesday morning in Sanford. More than 600 members of Maine law enforcement will participate in the run across the state of Maine June 4-7, carrying the Flame of Hope to raise funds for and awareness of Special Olympics Maine. The run kicked off Tuesday morning in Sanford and starts up again early Wednesday morning in Kittery
With less than three weeks left in the regular 2013 legislative session, many of Maine’s seniors are wondering whether they will be able to afford their health care costs and much-needed prescription drug coverage. As Maine continues to address budget constraints, the target for the shortfall is, once again, our most vulnerable elders.