Maine families, seniors and advocates urge lawmakers to pass the COVID-19 Patient Bill of Rights

AUGUSTA – Today, Senate President Troy Jackson of Allagash and House Speaker Ryan Fecteau of Biddeford presented LD 1, “An Act to Establish the COVID-19 Patient Bill of Rights” at a public hearing before the Legislature’s Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committee. Maine seniors, health care professionals, patients and advocates overwhelmingly testified in favor […]

President Jackson, Speaker Fecteau make case for COVID-19 Bill of Rights at public hearing

For more than 11 months, Mainers have hunkered down, worn their masks and done everything they can to keep their families and loved ones safe, all while experiencing extraordinary hardship. Now that we have two COVID-19 vaccines approved, the end is in sight and Mainers are anxiously waiting to get vaccinated and get their lives back. The COVID-19 Patient Bill of Rights will bring us closer to a world where we can hug our loved ones, a world where we can gather with friends in celebration or in sorrow and a world where we can simply be together in-person again. It marks the first step towards rebuilding our state and economy.