The Office of Affordable Health Care reflects the need for a nonpartisan, independent state agency that is dedicated to identifying meaningful, evidence-based steps the Legislature can take to make health care more affordable and accessible for the people we represent. This will be an enormous undertaking but Megan Garratt-Reed has proven that she has what it takes to build and successfully lead this type of state agency. I am confident that the entire state will benefit from her commitment to the pursuit of evidence-based policies that make health care work for more Mainers.
Over and over again, we’ve heard from lobbyists and special interests about the dangers of laws that shake up our health care system so it puts patients first. Now, we know the truth. Whether it’s the criminally high costs of prescription drugs or crushing insurance premiums, Senate Democrats have been steadfast in their commitment to make health care accessible and affordable for all Maine people. We’re not afraid to push back against abuses in our health insurance industry or call out corporate greed, especially when Mainers’ lives are on the line.
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 […]