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Category: Health and Human Services

MEASURE ADDRESSING QUALITY OF CARE CHALLENGES FOR MAINECARE CHILDREN MOVES FORWARD

Posted: April 15, 2015

AUGUSTA - A measure to develop a comprehensive strategy addressing inequities with quality of and access to dental, hearing, and vision care for...

YOUTH CANCER-PREVENTION BILL DENIED BY SENATE REPUBLICANS

Posted: March 31, 2015

GOP puts politics ahead of science and ignores FDA warning AUGUSTA – Senate Republicans blocked an effort that would reduce the risk of skin...

Haskell says, “People aren’t staying at homeless shelters to save a buck”

Posted: March 06, 2015

Good Morning. This is State Senator Anne Haskell of Portland. And, I don’t really want to talk about the weather. But I do want each of us to...

YOUTH CANCER-PREVENTION BILL MOVES FORWARD TO FULL LEGISLATURE

Posted: February 25, 2015

FDA now warns against tanning bed usage for youth under 18   AUGUSTA--The state’s Health and Human Services Committee voted 7 to 4 to support...

MEASURE TO IMPROVE CARE OF CHILDREN IN STATE CUSTODY RECEIVES PUBLIC HEARING

Posted: February 19, 2015

Senator Gratwick’s bill would ensure timely health assessments of children entering state custody   AUGUSTA – Today, Democratic Senator Geoff...

LEPAGE'S DANGEROUS WELFARE BILLS WON'T GET PEOPLE BACK TO WORK

Posted: March 25, 2014

Public, experts warn LePage’s misguided policies pull rug out from struggling families   AUGUSTA -  In hours of testimony,  members of the...

SENATE APPROVES BILL TO PROTECT FUNDING FOR YOUTH HOMELESS SHELTERS

Posted: March 06, 2014

Homelessness in Maine up 26% in past year  AUGUSTA— In a party-line vote, the Maine Senate initially approved a bill sponsored by Democratic...

Legislative Panel Advances Measure to Provide Health Care to 70,000 Mainers

Posted: March 03, 2014

AUGUSTA—This afternoon, the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee advanced a measure to accept the federal government’s offer to...

Morning Sentinel: MaineCare rides to be reviewed in legislative work session on Wednesday

Posted: February 18, 2014

By Jessica Hall Read more here Legislators could proposal changes that affect the two largest providers of rides for MaineCare members The...

SENATOR GRATWICK PRESENTS RECOMMENDATIONS FROM COMMISSION TO INCREASE TRANSPARENCY IN HEALTHCARE COSTS

Posted: January 22, 2014

Proposal would expose the hidden costs of health care   AUGUSTA –Yesterday, Democratic Senator Geoff Gratwick of Bangor introduced a measure...