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MeHAF grants target social, cultural barriers to ‘health equity’


The Maine Health Access Foundation has announced a new grant program aimed at gaining health equity in traditionally under-served communities.

More than 150 small business owners endorse Medicaid expansion


The Maine Small Business Coalition reported that more than 150 Maine small business owners support a “Yes” vote on Question 2, the Medicaid expansion referendum question that will be on...

Maine Food Insider: No wonder we feel so smart eating Maine wild blueberries


This year's meeting of the Wild Blueberry Health Research Summit drew 30 scientists, researchers and doctors who discussed the wild blueberry's role in improved health, ranging from brain health to...

Maine among top 10 states with 'highest-rated health insurance plans'


A new report from the National Committee for Quality Assurance, a private nonprofit organization focused on improving health care quality, ranks Maine as the third-best state in the country for the...

Maine Hospital Association supports Medicaid expansion


The Maine Hospital Association, which represents all of Maine's 36 community hospitals, has come out in support of Question 2, the Medicaid expansion referendum question that will be on the Nov. 7...

Coalition: Nearly half of Midcoast, Downeast nurses to retire in next decade


Nearly half the registered nurses working in Midcoast and Downeast Maine are expected to retire or reduce work hours over the next 10 years, according to new report released Thursday by the Maine...

MaineMed gets state approval for $512M expansion


Maine Medical Center cleared two important milestones this week for its planned $512 million expansion and renovation. Groundbreaking is planned for March 2018 and construction is expected to take...

Cioppa issues 'urgent message' for Maine's ACA marketplace customers


Maine Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa took the unusual step Wednesday of issuing what his office characterized as an “urgent message” for Mainers purchasing health insurance coverage...

Bangor imposes temporary halt on state's new psychiatric facility

In a unanimous vote, the Bangor City Council imposed an immediate six-month moratorium against the construction of a new psychiatric facility in the area.

Collins says 'no' but GOP leaders still pushing Graham-Cassidy


A last-ditch effort by the White House and Republican leadership to repeal Obamacare by a looming Sept. 30 deadline might well have been killed by U.S. Sen. Susan Collins' announcement on Monday that...