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Federal cuts jeopardize Maine's health insurance navigator program

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Health insurance navigation programs in Maine, which help people understand their options in the state's online Affordable Care Act Marketplace, are threatened by steep federal funding cuts.

Maine Medical Center's community benefit? $260M in FY 2017

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For the fiscal year ending Oct. 1, 2017, Maine Medical Center provided $260.2 million in total community benefit, an increase of more than $24.5 million over the previous fiscal year.

Tri for a Cure raises nearly $2M to help fight cancer in Maine

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Sunday's Tri for a Cure event in South Portland raised nearly $2 million to help fight cancer in Maine, the Maine Cancer Foundation said on Monday. Some 1,136 women participated, ranging in age from...

UMaine researchers get $1.17M to help protect forest workers from tick-borne illnesses

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A team of University of Maine researchers has been awarded $1.17 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop and test land management practices to protect Maine forest workers from...

Aroostook thrift store chain boosts Angel Flight NE operations

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A donation of $3,100 from the Cubby Thriftstores chain in northern Maine to Angel Flight Northeast will help the latter continue its services."I...

Portland treatment center closing due to funding caps, low state reimbursement

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Serenity House, a 16-bed residential treatment center in Portland, ended its program Friday due to fiscal challenges that it says include insufficient state reimbursements.

MDI Biological Lab President Kevin Strange awarded $12M grant

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The MDI Biological Laboratory President Kevin Strange has been awarded a five-year, $12 million National Institutes of Health Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant.

Maine Quality Counts to merge with Connecticut firm

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Maine Quality Counts, a Manchester-based nonprofit that has led a number of initiatives to improve health care in Maine since 2003, announced this week that it plans to merge with Qualidigm, a...

Maine Med submits Phase 2 site plan for 2,450-space parking garage

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Maine Medical Center has submitted to the city of Portland Planning Board its site plan application to construct a staff garage on the site of a current parking lot at 222 St. John St. that will...

Feds earmark $1.2 million for Maine health care initiatives

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More than $1.2 million in federal money was allocated for affordable health care programs across Maine.

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