Senate approves Making Health Care Work for Maine package

The Maine Senate overwhelmingly approved the Making Health Care Work for Maine package put forth by Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, and the Maine Senate Democrats on Tuesday. The suite of health care and prescription drug reform bills target outrageous health care spending, unsupported and extreme prescription drug price increases, and drug price transparency.

Despite attacks from Big Pharma, LDs 1117 and 675 move to the Senate

Big Pharma doesn’t hire just one lobbyist, they hire all the lobbyists. They hire all the law firms. This is their go-to move. These large drug companies want us to be afraid so they can keep making money off the backs of Mainers. Maine people don’t have anywhere left to turn. At the public hearing, we heard deeply personal stories about what happens when Maine people can’t afford their medication. People’s lives are at stake. If we can’t as a Legislature go forward and do something to help constituents, then I don’t know why we’re here.

Patients First bills to get public hearing on Tuesday

AUGUSTA — The Legislature’s Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committee will hold public hearings on Legislative Democrats’ Patients First health care package on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.  The Patients First health care package includes four proposals – sponsored by President Jackson, Speaker Gideon and Sen. Ned Claxton, D-Auburn – that advocate for Maine health […]