50 years ago today – on July 30, 1965 – President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the bill that made Medicare and Medicaid a reality. Since that moment, these two programs have improved the health and well-being, peace of mind, and financial security of tens of millions of Americans. 50 years… MORE
Posts Categorized "MaineCare"
Today is Women’s Equality Day, a celebration of American women achieving the right to vote in 1920. I was privileged to join the Maine Women’s Policy Center at their press briefing to release their new report, “Building a Prosperous Maine: A Roadmap to Economic Security for Women and Their Families”… MORE
The Affordable Care Act (sometimes called “Obamacare”) has helped thousands of Mainers get health coverage they can afford – often for the first time. Many low income Mainers have been surprised to learn that they do not qualify for financial help through the Marketplace. But even if you are in… MORE
The Affordable Care Act was created to have a two-pronged approach to providing access to health care involving both private insurance and public programs. Unfortunately, due to a Supreme Court decision, one of those prongs, the expansion of public programs, was left as a choice for each state to make…. MORE