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Category: Senator Gratwick

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...

BILL TO INCREASE HOSPITAL TRANSPARENCY TO RECEIVE PUBLIC HEARING

Posted: May 08, 2013

Senator Gratwick, practicing physician, sponsors bill to make health care costs more transparent and fair   AUGUSTA - Senator Geoff Gratwick...

GOP PUTS POLITICS AHEAD OF PUBLIC HEALTH, FAILS TO OVERRIDE GOVERNOR’S VETO

Posted: April 09, 2013

Ignoring medical science Governor and Senate Republicans block skin cancer protection for youth   AUGUSTA--In a vote of 19-16, Senate Republicans...

LEPAGE PUTS POLITICS BEFORE PUBLIC HEALTH

Posted: April 04, 2013

Governor ignores medical science with his veto of youth cancer prevention bill AUGUSTA--Senate Democrats expressed disappointment following the...

SENATOR GRATWICK SPONSORS BILL TO PREVENT HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES FROM DISCRIMINATING AGAINST RURAL MAINERS

Posted: April 04, 2013

Bill would ensure rural Mainers are not charged higher rates   AUGUSTA- Senator Geoff Gratwick (D-Bangor) is sponsoring a bill that would not allow...