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Category: Senator Gratwick

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...

SENATE APPROVES BILL TO PROTECT YOUTH FROM SKIN CANCER

Posted: April 03, 2013

Teen tanning in Maine exceeds national average despite known increased risk of cancer   AUGUSTA—Earlier today, the Senate endorsed a measure...

DEMOCRATS SUPPORT A MEASURE TO INCREASE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE FOR TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MAINERS

Posted: April 02, 2013

Proposed legislation will save money and create jobs AUGUSTA---Members of the state’s Health and Human Services committee held a public hearing...

Maine Doctors: Accepting Federal Health Care Dollars is the Right Prescription for Maine

Posted: March 20, 2013

AUGUSTA -- Health care providers serving in the Legislature and from the Maine Medical Association strongly endorsed a bill that would allow Maine to...