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caregiving

Republicans’ latest attempt to cut Medicaid threatens older Mainers

Maine seniors and home health care workers are ringing an alarm on potential cuts to Medicaid that could be included in the federal budget in order to fund new tax

caregiving

Gutting Medicaid would wreck our economy and Maine communities

One must wonder at the audacity and cruelty of the politics of the modern age where the disabled, seniors, and poor families with children are made the sacrificial lambs in

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Lead contamination is quietly poisoning Maine kids. Congress could make things worse.

State Representative Bettyann Sheats, a contractor and landlord from Auburn, led reporters on a tour of her rental property in Lewiston on Tuesday to highlight the dangerous, ongoing problem of

health care

Congress threatens cuts to Medicaid services that allow Mainers to live at home

Ten years ago, a driver ran a stop sign as Jim McIlroy rode into the intersection on his motorcycle. Serious injuries left McIlroy paralyzed from the chest down. But, after

Sean Faircloth

Gov. LePage has systematically dismantled Maine’s public health infrastructure

From closing school-based health centers to dismantling public health partnerships to eliminating public health nurses to stymieing opioid treatment to cutting Medicaid to refusing or misusing federal funding, the LePage

money in politics

Rep. Poliquin shows Super Bowl clips, urges GOP to regroup on health care repeal

Following the narrow failure of the health care repeal vote in the U.S. Senate last week, some members of Congress, including Maine Senator Susan Collins, have argued that Republicans will

People's Action

Shark week is over, but Rep. Poliquin’s support for financial predators continues

Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week, with wall-to-wall coverage of all things shark-related just ended, and this year consumer advocates used the programming event as inspiration to shed some light on

organizing

Republicans have revealed their greatest weakness

Until 1:30AM, July 28, 2017 when Sen. John McCain joined Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski in voting to kill the GOP’s latest and perhaps last meaningful attempt to repeal

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Bruce Poliquin: The Weasel of Wall Street

New statements from Rep. Bruce Poliquin on health care repeal and discrimination against transgender service members are among the most weaselly in Maine political history. This week on the Beacon

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Transgender Maine veterans speak out against Trump’s ban

For Danni Twomey, volunteering to join the Air Force wasn’t a difficult decision, even as the Vietnam War wound down and public support for the military was at a low