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Setting the Record Straight on Health Care

Coalition Will Continue to Push for Accepting Federal Funds

Gov. LePage Turns His Back on Thousands of Mainers with Veto of Health Care Expansion

Maine Center for Economic Policy: "Unprecedented Opportunity: Federal Health Care Funds Will Deliver 4,400 Jobs and $500,000,000 in Annual Economic Activity to Maine by 2016"

Media Advisory: Cover Maine Now! Coalition Expects Large Crowd to Show Support for Expanding Access to Health Care

Press Release: Cover Maine Now! Releases County Data Supporting Accepting Federal Dollars for Health Care Coverage

Press Release: Cover Maine Now! Coalition Recognized for Advocacy

Press Release: Coalition Will Continue to Push for Accepting Federal Funds

Press Release: Coalition Urges Lawmakers to Remember the People

Press Release: Coalition Asks Gov. LePage to Reconsider Opposition to Health Care Expansion

Press Release: Thousands Urge Lawmakers to Expand Access to Health Care

Statement of Rich Livingston, AARP President

Statement of Hilary Schneider, State Director of Government Relations and Advocacy for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Statement of Sara Gagne-Holmes, Executive Director, Maine Equal Justice Partners

Statement of Gordon Smith, Esq., Maine Medical Association

Media Advisory: Cover Maine Now! to Deliver Petitions to Maine Legislature

Press Release: Critical Insights: Two-Thirds of Mainers Support Expanding Access to Health Care

Print Advertisement: They've worked too hard to be denied care

Radio Advertisement: Support Accepting Federal Funds for Medicaid

Press Release: Ad Campaign Supports Expanding Access to Health Care

Press Release: Poll: Voters Strongly Support Expanding Access to Health Care

Media Advisory: Large Turnout Expected for Public Hearing on Health Care Expansion

Media Advisory: Coalition Plans Health Care Rally

Press Release: Growing Coalition Rallies for Health Care Expansion

Federally Funded Health Care for Maine's Uninsured: Good Health Policy - Good for Maine's Economy

L.D. 1066 - An Act to Increase Access to Health Coverage and Qualify Maine for Federal Funding

Statement of Heather Ciccarelli, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Volunteer and American Cancer Society Patient Resource Navigator at the Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute

Statement on Expanding Health Care Services in Maine: Meredith Tipton, AARP Maine Volunteer Executive Council

Remarks of Father Richard Senghas

Remarks of Sara Gagné-Holmes, Maine Equal Justice Partners

In the News

Without health insurance, Down East women subsist on the margins
Bangor Daily News • Sunday, November 30, 2014

'A lot of fears': A Richmond woman's health problems and 3 months without coverage
Bangor Daily News • Friday, October 24, 2014

Our View: LePage sows confusion on MaineCare expansion

Portland Press Herald • Thursday, October 23, 2014

Our view: Increase in uninsured begs for a new approach

Portland Press Herald • Sunday, September 21, 2014

Maine Voices: Maine hospitals suffering because of state’s refusal to expand Medicaid

Portland Press Herald • Wednesday, September 10, 2014

States that refuse Medicaid are leaving over 250,000 poor veterans uninsured • Tuesday, May 21, 2014

Maine governor should let Medicaid expansion become law

Boston Globe • Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Why women need Maine to expand Medicaid

Bangor Daily News • Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Report: 25,000 Mainers fall into Obamacare coverage gap

Bangor Daily News • Thursday, October 17, 2013

Coalition Delivers 3,000 Petitions Urging Lawmakers to Expand Medicaid

WABI TV 5 News • Monday, May 20, 2013

Lawmakers should expand Medicaid, improve lives

Bangor Daily News • Wednesday, May 30, 2013

Groups launching Maine ad campaign for Medicaid expansion

Maine Today Media • Monday, April 29, 2013

Future of MaineCare fuels debate at USM in Portland

Falmouth Forecaster • Tuesday, April 9, 2013

'We need it to stay alive,' Mainers tell lawmakers in urging Medicaid expansion, but funding doubts linger
Bangor Daily News • Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Lawmakers begin vetting Medicaid expansion bill
Portland Press Herald • Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bangor Chamber of Commerce calls for expanded MaineCare
Bangor Daily News • Sunday, March 24, 2013

Our View: Medicaid Expansion already a sweet deal
Maine Sunday Telegram • Sunday, March 24, 2013

Medicaid Expansion: Do the Math, do the right thing
Bangor Daily News • Friday, March 22, 2013

Rally urges state to accept federal money to expand MaineCare
Bangor Daily News • Thursday, March 21, 2013

Group wants MaineCare expanded
WCSH 6 News • Thursday, March 21, 2013

Activists Press Maine Gov to Accept Federal Funds to Expand Medicaid
Maine Public Broadcasting Network • Thursday, March 21, 2013

Maine Voices: Federal health care funding makes dollars and sense for state
Portland Press Herald • Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Caring for constituents: Medicaid debate reaches beyond state, party lines

Bangor Daily News • Friday, March 15, 2013

Report Backs Medicaid Expansion in Maine

Maine Medical Association comes out in support of Medicaid expansion
Bangor Daily News • Thursday, March 14, 2013

Report: Federal health care funds would help Maine
Portland Press Herald • Thursday, March 14, 2013

Activists Press Maine Gov to Accept Federal Funds to Expand Medicaid
MPBN • March 12, 2013

Health Overhaul



Media Inquiries

For media inquiries, please contact:
Ann Woloson
Policy Analyst, Maine Equal Justice Partners
207-626-7058 (office) or 207-458-0416 (cell)

Hilary Schneider
State Director of Government Relations and Advocacy, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
207-373-3707 (office) or 207-522-1332 (cell)

Gordon Smith
Executive Vice President, Maine Medical Association
207-622-3374 x 212

John Hennessy
Advocacy Director, AARP Maine