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Category: Health and Human Services

Senate approves Libby bill to increase access to child care

Posted: April 09, 2018

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate approved a bill from Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, to increase payments to care providers that serve working families in...

Sens. Gratwick, Carson appointed to Task Force on Health Care for All

Posted: December 01, 2017

AUGUSTA — Sens. Geoff Gratwick, D-Bangor, and Brownie Carson, D-Harpswell, have been appointed to the Legislature’s special task force on Health...

Legislature overrides veto of bill to promote telehealth for rural patients

Posted: August 02, 2017

AUGUSTA — The Maine Legislature on Wednesday voted to override Governor Paul LePage’s veto of LD 1485, a bill to require the state’s Medicaid...

Gratwick bill restoring doctor-patient relationship in pain treatment signed into law

Posted: June 20, 2017

AUGUSTA — Sen. Geoff Gratwick’s bill to provide necessary flexibility to doctors in prescribing opioid medications to patients with severe,...

Senate gives initial OK to Gratwick’s bill restoring doctor-patient relationship in pain treatment

Posted: June 13, 2017

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Tuesday gave unanimous, initial approval to LD 1031, a bill by Sen. Geoff Gratwick, D-Bangor, that would provide...

Senate seeks funding for Gratwick bill for MaineCare telehealth parity

Posted: June 12, 2017

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Monday indicated its desire to enact LD 1485, a bill to require the state’s Medicaid program treat telehealth...

Senate OKs Gratwick bill for MaineCare telehealth parity

Posted: June 07, 2017

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Wednesday gave unanimous, initial approval to LD 1485, a bill to require the state’s Medicaid program treat...

Senate gives initial approval to Sen. Gratwick’s telehealth bill

Posted: June 05, 2017

AUGUSTA — A bill to improve access to health care for rural and island communities in Maine earned bipartisan support in the Maine Senate on...

Children in state custody to receive improved health care under Gratwick bill enacted by Senate on Wednesday

Posted: May 24, 2017

AUGUSTA — Children entering state custody would receive more timely health screenings, and thus earlier medical interventions, under legislation by...

Bill to require parity for telehealth services by MaineCare earns committee approval

Posted: May 22, 2017

AUGUSTA — The Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee voted unanimously Friday to recommend the passage of LD 1485, a bill to require...