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

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 administration has systematically degraded Maine’s health care systems. Among the results are skyrocketing overdose deaths and increasing infant mortality.

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Ben and Mike discuss this man-made crisis and how it relates to new tax breaks for the wealthy passed last month.

Also: They review the candidates lining up to run against Rep. Bruce Poliquin in CD2 and discuss the aftermath of the federal health care repeal implosion.

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