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Category: Health and Human Services

MTM | DHHS glitch raises staffing concerns

Posted: March 17, 2012

A York Democrat wonders whether understaffing played a role in allowing ineligible people to keep benefits. By Susan M. Cover, MaineToday Media...

BDN | LePage plans DHHS shakeup

Posted: March 10, 2012

By Jackie Farwell, BDN Staff, March 09, 2012   AUGUSTA, Maine — Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew faced...

MPBN | Mayhew Apologizes to Lawmakers for Failure to Disclose Ineligible Payments Snafu Sooner

Posted: March 10, 2012

Source: Maine Public Broadcasting Network, 03/09/2012, A.J. Higgins   Maine Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew today...

Glitch gives MaineCare to ineligible recipients

Posted: March 08, 2012

AUGUSTA, Maine (WTW) — It could take four weeks for analysts to determine the cost of a computer malfunction that resulted in up to 19,000 people...

Maine legislators unlikely to finish budget cuts before end of January

Posted: January 26, 2012

Source: Bangor Daily News, Mal Leary, Capital News Service, Jan. 26, 2012 AUGUSTA, Maine – The tempo of budget writing will speed up over the...

Research shows governor’s irresponsible budget cuts based on myths

Posted: January 09, 2012

Evidence shows healthcare for low-income Mainers critical for public health, cost-savings AUGUSTA – A new report released today analyzing...

Weekly Radio Address: Sen. Alfond

Posted: January 06, 2012

Weekly Radio Address: Sen. Alfond Good morning. This is Assistant Democratic Leader, Senator Justin Alfond of Portland.   Earlier this week,...

Seacoast Online | Lawmakers offer hope for group homes

Posted: January 05, 2012

Source: Seacoast Online, Deborah Mcdermott, January 05, 2012 AUGUSTA, Maine — The political signs are looking optimistic that the...

BDN | Meeting on DHHS budget abruptly called off

Posted: January 05, 2012

Source: Bangor Daily News, Eric Russell, Jan. 05, 2012 AUGUSTA, Maine — The battle over Gov. Paul LePage’s proposed cuts to the Department of...

LSJ | Democrats issue symbolic rejection of LePage's DHHS budget plan

Posted: January 05, 2012

Source: Sun Journal, Steve Mistler, Jan 5, 2012 AUGUSTA — Democrats on Wednesday used a symbolic gesture to ratchet up their opposition to Gov....