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SENATE HALTS LEPAGE VETO SPREE WITH 11th OVERRIDE

Posted: April 03, 2014

AUGUSTA— In a 33-1 vote, the Senate overrode Governor Paul LePage’s veto of a bill to increase transparency in healthcare costs by requiring...

SENATE APPROVES MEASURE TO STUDY OPTIONS FOR SINGLE-PAYOR HEALTH CARE

Posted: April 02, 2014

AUGUSTA – In a 20-14 vote, the Senate gave initial approval to a measure to study options for single-payor health care in Maine. “Every morning,...

BILL TO INCREASE TRANSPARENCY IN HEALTHCARE COSTS ADVANCES

Posted: March 05, 2014

Proposal would expose the hidden costs of health care AUGUSTA –The Insurance and Financial Affairs Committee gave unanimous support to a bill to...

MPBN: Maine Senate Advances Early Voting Bill

Posted: February 12, 2014

By: Patty B. Wight Read More Here Maine voters may soon have more convenient ways to cast their ballots, according to supporters of a bill...

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...

MPBN: Maine Group Calls for Single-Payer Health System

Posted: January 10, 2014

By Patty Wight Read more here. According to some health advocates in Maine, there is a serious illness in the state: the health care system itself....

SENATOR GEOFF GRATWICK AND MAINE SUPERINTENDENT OF INSURANCE ERIC CIOPPA TO HOLD INFORMATION SESSION ABOUT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

Posted: December 02, 2013

Presentation will be held at the Bangor Public Library   AUGUSTA – Democratic Senator Geoff Gratwick of Bangor will be hosting an information...

COMMISSION TO INCREASE TRANSPARENCY IN HEALTHCARE COSTS TO COMPLETE WORK ON WEDNESDAY

Posted: November 19, 2013

Will finalize recommendations at last meeting AUGUSTA—A special study commission to explore the transparency of hospital billing and increase...

SENATOR GRATWICK APPEALS REJECTION OF BILL TO HELP FORMER FOSTER CARE CHILDREN PURSUE A COLLEGE DEGREE

Posted: November 12, 2013

AUGUSTA – Senator Geoff Gratwick of Bangor is appealing the exclusion of his bill to help former foster children complete their education from...

BILL TO LEVEL PLAYING FIELD FOR LOW-INCOME STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS ADVANCES

Posted: October 30, 2013

AUGUSTA—A bill aimed at leveling the playing field for low-income students in public schools was given the green light earlier today with a vote of...