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Category: Senator Gratwick

SENATORS GRATWICK AND LACHOWICZ APPOINTED TO COMMISSION TO INCREASE TRANSPARENCY IN HEALTH CARE COSTS

Posted: August 22, 2013

AUGUSTA—Senator Geoff Gratwick (D-Bangor) and Senator Colleen Lachowicz (D-Waterville) have been appointed to a special legislative commission to...

LEGISLATURE ACTS TO INCREASE TRANSPARENCY IN HOSPITAL BILLING

Posted: June 27, 2013

Legislative Council greenlights special commission AUGUSTA – Yesterday, the Legislative Council approved a special study commission to review...

REPUBLICAN SENATORS SUSTAIN GOV’S VETO OF PATIENT PROTECTION MEASURE

Posted: June 19, 2013

Bill would increase access to prescription drugs, and reduce costs for patients AUGUSTA--Yesterday, Governor LePage vetoed a measure that ensured...

MAINE SENATE FIXES GOP RATE HIKE LAW

Posted: June 17, 2013

Measures prevent insurance companies from discriminating against rural Mainers, raising rates without review AUGUSTA- Earlier today, the Senate...

SENATE ENACTS HEALTH CARE EXPANSION

Posted: June 13, 2013

Legislature puts politics aside to “do what’s right” for Maine people   AUGUSTA—The Maine Senate voted 23-12 to accept federal health...

SENATE STRENGTHENS CLEAN ELECTIONS SYSTEM

Posted: June 12, 2013

Measure allows additional funding, limits funding to legislative races   AUGUSTA--Today, in a bipartisan 26-9 vote, the Senate passed a bill to...

SENATE REPUBLICANS STAND IN LINE WITH GOVERNOR BY PUTTING POLITICS OVER SAVING LIVES

Posted: June 12, 2013

Fail to override veto to save lives in event of accidental drug overdoses   AUGUSTA – Today in a 21-14 vote, the Senate failed to override the...

SENATE EXPANDS ACCESS TO LOWER-COST PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

Posted: June 11, 2013

Measure allows use of CanaRX   AUGUSTA--Today in a 29-5 vote the Senate voted to allow Maine residents to obtain cheaper prescription drugs...

SENATE PASSESS HEALTH CARE EXPANSION

Posted: June 06, 2013

Legislature puts politics aside to “do what’s right” for Maine people AUGUSTA—Today, with bipartisan support, the Maine Senate voted 23-12...

SENATE PASSES HISTORIC MEASURE TO EXPAND HEALTHCARE COVERAGE AND REPAY HOSPITALS

Posted: May 20, 2013

Dems say the plan saves lives and saves money   AUGUSTA—Today in a 20-15 vote, the Senate passed an historic measure to repay Maine’s...