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Category: Health and Human Services

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:...

MPBN: Maine Democrats Challenge Medicaid Cut Plan

Posted: August 18, 2012

MPBN In a letter to federal officials, two Democratic Maine lawmakers dispute Gov. Paul LePage's claims that the cuts were needed to forestall a...

PPH | Dems push back on LePage's proposed Medicaid cuts

Posted: August 16, 2012

They say not only are the cuts illegal, but Maine finished FY 2012 with a $20 million surplus, so the cuts are unnecessary. By John...

Senator Jackson Applauds State Employee Health Commission Decision to Re-Open List of Preferred Hospitals

Posted: August 10, 2012

AUGUSTA – Senator Troy Jackson was on hand today at the State Employee Health Commission (SEHC) meeting to advocate for the re-opening of the state...

Maine Senate GOP passes social service cuts

Posted: May 15, 2012

Kennebec Journal, Susan M. Cover, May 15, 2012  AUGUSTA — Republican lawmakers in the Senate passed a budget today that...

Senate, House approve state budget; Democrats call bill a ‘sham’

Posted: May 15, 2012

By Glenn Adams, The Associated Press, Posted May 15, 2012 AUGUSTA, Maine — A state budget rewrite that makes up for an $80 million shortfall...

Maine Republicans Push Divisive Budget Bill Forward

Posted: May 15, 2012

Maine Public Broadcasting Network, 05/15/2012, Reported By: A.J. Higgins The halls of the State House are busy again today, as Republicans are...

Senate joins House to override LePage veto for the first time

Posted: April 05, 2012

AUGUSTA, Maine — In a unanimous vote Wednesday, the Maine Senate overturned a veto by Gov. Paul LePage, bringing the governor’s streak of 16...

Democrats turn up the heat on DHHS | BDN

Posted: March 28, 2012

By David Farmer, Bangor Daily News, March 28, 2012 For the casual observer, government can get the feel of an ever-lasting partisan slap fight....