health care

Donald Trump

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

Mike Michaud

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

health care

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

health care

Sen. King blasts health care repeal bill while Rep. Poliquin continues to hide

With a vote on the Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act scheduled in the House tomorrow, clear divisions are showing in Maine’s congressional delegation. While Rep. Chellie Pingree,

Maine Equal Justice Partners

Medicaid referendum will be Maine’s first chance to resist Trump at the ballot box

Last week, the Maine Senate moved to indefinitely postpone legislative action on the citizen initiative to accept federal funding and expand health care coverage through Medicaid. With lawmakers failing to

Chellie Pingree

As new health care repeal heads for a vote, Rep. Poliquin continues to hide

A revised plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act is now being considered by the House of Representatives, with President Donald Trump pushing for a vote as early as this

state budget

Gov. LePage is gaslighting Maine

This week on the Beacon podcast, Taryn Ben and Mike discuss Gov. LePage’s tax remarks (and whether they’re a malicious lie or just betray a basic ignorance) and the Republicans’

People's Action

Maine activists organize in D.C. to electoralize The Resistance

Activists from Maine joined allies from across the country at the People’s Action Rise Up: From Protest to Power Convention in Washington D.C. this week to help plan the next

Adamn Cote
federal

It’s time to protect and expand Medicaid, say Maine business owners

Lewiston-area business owners gathered this week at Grace Street Recovery Services, an opioid addiction treatment center, to share why they believe preserving and expanding Medicaid coverage is not only critical