health care

Maine Legislature

What the failure to impeach LePage should teach us about Trump

This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben, Mike and Taryn discuss the fast downward spiral of the Trump administration and what Maine’s experience with our own lying, racist, power-abusing chief

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Report: Health care costs would skyrocket in rural Maine under Trumpcare

New analysis from the national Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) demonstrates that the American Health Care Act (AHCA), as passed by the US House of Representatives, would undermine

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Maine hospice nurses celebrate union organizing victory

The registered nurses and other healthcare workers at Hospice of Southern Maine in Scarborough will be the latest members of the Maine State Nurses Association (MSNA). They voted to organize

Mary Mayhew

LePage and Mayhew are politicizing poor kids

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Joby Thoyalil of Maine Equal Justice Partners joins Taryn and Mike to discuss the LIFT act, Gov. LePage’s missing money and his politicization of

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Mainers deliver hundreds of pink slips to Rep. Poliquin for health care vote

More than a hundred Mainers angered and energized by Representative Bruce Poliquin’s health care repeal vote visited his office in Bangor on Wednesday to deliver 1,500 messages from Mainers written

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Trump officials picked a particularly bad day to visit Augusta

Kellyanne Conway, a senior advisor to President Donald Trump, and Tom Price, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, visited the Maine State House on Wednesday for a Republicans-only meeting

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Health care advocates plan to deliver pink slips to Rep. Poliquin’s office

Mainers angered by Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s vote in favor of the House Republicans’ health care repeal bill last week, which is projected to cut health care for 24 million people,

Consumers for Affordable Health Care

Rep. Poliquin voted for a bill to destroy lives and bankrupt families

Somehow, Speaker Ryan and the House Freedom Caucus have managed to make a bad bill even worse.  The current legislation continues to do almost everything that most Americans strongly oppose

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The people of Maine deserved better

Yesterday was the most painful day I have ever had working in public service as I watched the GOP-controlled House callously pass a bill by just two votes that strips

Bruce Poliquin

When the March of Dimes is coming after you, you know you took a bad vote

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Taryn and Mike talk about Rep. Bruce Poliquin voting to strip health care from more than 24 million Americans and then immediately lying about