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Category: Health and Human Services

COMMITTEE EXPOSES FUNDAMENTAL FLAWS IN CONTROVERSIAL ALEXANDER REPORT

Posted: January 14, 2014

AUGUSTA -- Fundamental flaws in the controversial Alexander report on Medicaid in Maine were exposed today during a hearing on its findings in the...

MAINERS SHARE PROBLEMS WITH FLAWED MAINECARE RIDES SYSTEM

Posted: January 09, 2014

Health and Human Services Committee considers two bills to find solution AUGUSTA---For more than two and a half hours, members of the public...

Another View: Harmon column did not reflect the reality of state assistance

Posted: November 01, 2013

Making people look for jobs that may not exist doesn’t make the state’s safety net programs more efficient. By State Sen. Anne Haskell,...

SENATOR LACHOWICZ APPOINTED TO FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

Posted: October 11, 2013

Committee will oversee mental health services provided to forensic patients, and expansion of prison mental health unit AUGUSTA – Senator Colleen...

OFFER TO EXPAND HEALTH CARE TO THOUSANDS GETS GREEN LIGHT FROM COMMITTEE

Posted: May 30, 2013

Accepting federal health care dollars will insure up to 70,000 low-income and working Mainers AUGUSTA—This afternoon the Legislature’s health...

MEASURE CREATING CHILD ADVOCACY CENTERS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED BY COMMITTEE

Posted: May 02, 2013

MEASURE CREATING CHILD ADVOCACY CENTERS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED BY COMMITTEE Measure will simplify process for reporting child sexual abuse and helping...

BDN/Sun Journal: Bill creates registration process for those handling body parts

Posted: February 04, 2013

By Scott Thistle Read more here AUGUSTA, Maine — You may think you know where your soul is going when you die but what happens to your body is...

Democrats say LePage must take responsibility for $4.8 million compliance error

Posted: September 27, 2012

Letter from USDA to Maine DHHS AUGUSTA—Top Democratic lawmakers released a statement after learning that another error by Maine’s Department of...

State Employee Health Commission Puts Carey Medical Center and Northern Maine Medical Center Back on List of Preferred Hospitals

Posted: September 13, 2012

AUGUSTA – Good news for state employees and their families in Aroostook County. Cary Medical Center in Caribou and Northern Maine Medical Center...

Feds still mulling LePage's Medicaid waiver request

Posted: August 31, 2012

Gov. LePage would like to tighten eligibility requirements and remove 24,000 low-income parents and 1,800 elderly people from the program. Source:...