AUGUSTA – On Monday, the Maine Senate unanimously enacted legislation from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to improve access and coverage of prescription contraceptives. “When it comes to birth control, Maine patients should not be at the mercy of their insurance company. They should be able to access and afford the prescription contraceptive that works […]
AUGUSTA – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act in a 7-2 decision today. This decision ensures that millions of Americans can continue to rely on the Affordable Care Act for quality, affordable health insurance. Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, released the following statement lauding the Supreme Court’s decisions: “Today, millions of Americans and […]
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.
The public hearing is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13. The suite of bills put forward by the Maine Senate Democrats targets outrageous health care spending, unsupported and extreme prescription drug price increases and drug price transparency.
President Jackson, Senate Democrats unveil the Making Health Care Work for Maine package alongside patients, seniors and advocates
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2b7AVAfubw AUGUSTA – Today, Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, Senate Majority Leader Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, and Sen. Ned Claxton, D-Auburn joined patients, health care providers and advocates to unveil the Making Health Care Work for Maine package. The suite of bills targets outrageous health care spending, unsupported and extreme prescription drug […]
Maine submits federal application to launch Pres. Jackson’s wholesale prescription drug importation program
AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Health and Human Services has filed an application with the federal government seeking approval to set up the wholesale prescription drug program outlined in a 2019 law from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash. The application outlines how Maine would implement this program, meet safety standards and generate significant cost […]
Pres. Jackson standing with lawmakers, seniors and health care advocates to unveil a comprehensive prescription drug reform package in 2019. AUGUSTA — The Legislature’s Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committee unanimously approved proposed wholesale prescription drug importation rules from the Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday. These rules mark the next step […]
President Jackson speaking at the Patients First press conference along side lawmakers, seniors and health care advocates. AUGUSTA — Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, and Legislative Democrats stood alongside patients, health care advocates and providers to unveil a suite of health care reform bills at a press conference on Tuesday. “All […]
AUGUSTA – In response to the latest ruling on the Affordable Care Act from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, Senate President Troy Jackson, D–Allagash, released the following statement: “Yesterday’s ruling is the latest in a series of attacks on the Affordable Care Act, which thousands of people all across this country […]
Radio Address: In the absence of federal leadership, Maine stepped up and delivered on prescription drugs
As Americans, we live in a country where medical breakthroughs happen every day; where scientists develop new life-saving medication daily. In many ways, we are living in the golden age of medicine, but none of that matters when regular people cannot afford the medicine they need to survive. In Maine, we were tired of waiting […]