health care

health care

Poll: Attacks on Planned Parenthood backfire in Maine

A new poll just released by Hart Research has found that 70% of Maine voters oppose the attempt by congressional Republicans to end all government funding for Planned Parenthood, with

immigration

Emily Cain on the issues

This week on the podcast, Ben and Mike are joined by former state senator and current congressional candidate Emily Cain. She explained her positions on a range of issues, from

reproductive freedom

Maine “pinks out” for Planned Parenthood

An estimated 350 Mainers wearing shades of pink rallied in Monument Square in Portland on Tuesday as part of a nationwide show of support for Planned Parenthood. The health clinics

public assistance

Public welfare humiliation only works if we are shamed into complicity

This week, I have been thinking a lot about shame. In the puritanical New England traditions of many of our forebears, to shame a person before their community was one

health care

No more picking potatoes to pay for childbirth

I will never forget one day when was in my late 20s, expecting my first baby. I happened to be alone with my grandmother in her tiny, gleaming kitchen. She

Wall Street

Maine Democrats protest Rep. Poliquin’s vote to privatize Medicare

Maine Democratic Party Executive Director Jeremy Kennedy and a group of party activists delivered a report card to the Bangor office of Republican Congressman Bruce Poliquin on Tuesday, giving him

Paul LePage

Gov. LePage’s mistake means 13,000 women will gain access to reproductive health care

Maine Governor Paul LePage held another 51 bills past the deadline for a veto on Saturday night, allowing them to become law. They include LD 319, a measure to expand

Maine Legislature

Jay McCreight: It’s time to pass health care for Maine women

Rep. McCreight’s bill, Act To Strengthen the Economic Stability of Qualified Maine Citizens by Expanding Coverage of Reproductive Health Care and Family Services (LD 319), was passed unanimously in the