Jackson proposal to fund rural hospitals becomes law

AUGUSTA—A proposal from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to fund rural hospitals and ambulance services was signed into law by Gov. Janet Mills on Tuesday. Legislation from Sen. Jay McCreight, D-Harpswell, was amended to fund initiatives in LD 915, “An Act To Provide Adequate Reimbursement under MaineCare for Ambulance and Neonatal Transport Services” and LD 1350, “An Act To Improve […]

HHS committee endorses Jackson rural hospital bill

SEN. TROY JACKSON, D-ALLAGASH. AUGUSTA—The Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee endorsed a bill from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to support rural hospitals on Friday. The vote was unanimous of the members present. “It’s simple – all Mainers deserve access to health care no matter where they live,” said President Jackson. “This bill ensures […]