What We Do

While our organization is still growing, we have worked hard to effect change on a number of important healthcare issues that are vital to the people of Maine. This type of change would not be possible without joining forces with numerous other groups and individuals who support similar goals.

We advocate for health policy changes utilizing:

  • Mass media - holding press conferences, taking part in public broadcast interviews, writing newspaper editorials
  • Public outreach - rallying in public spaces, canvassing door-to-door 
  • 1 on 1 work - lobbying legislators, making phone calls 

We have spoken with, closely listened to, and testified in front of our elected Democratic and Republican representatives in Augusta and Washington, D.C. 

Please see below for a sample of our advocacy work.

 
 
 Stand up ME with Senator Susan Collins

Stand up ME with Senator Susan Collins

 Jaime Johnson, RN, speaking about the importance of the Affordable Care Act  Photo credit: Patty Wight

Jaime Johnson, RN, speaking about the importance of the Affordable Care Act

Photo credit: Patty Wight

Lobbying for Preservation and Refinement of the Affordable Care Act

Successfully urging Senator Susan Collins to oppose the Senate Healthcare Bill:

Press Conference at Central Maine Medical Center:

Expressing our views in local print media:

 

Testifying in front of Congress in Washington, DC regarding the potential harm of the House Healthcare Bill:

 
 Nicole Cherbuliez knocking on doors to help pass Medicaid expansion  Photo credit: Mainers for Health Care

Nicole Cherbuliez knocking on doors to help pass Medicaid expansion

Photo credit: Mainers for Health Care

Advocating for Passage and Implementation of Medicaid Expansion

Making Maine the first state in the country to expand Medicaid by referendum

Expressing our views in local print media:

 

Holding a public hearing to encourage Governor LePage to comply with the Medicaid Expansion law

 

Aiding the Maine Healthcare Task Force

Which has been created to study the design and implementation of options for universal healthcare for all Maine residents

Helping secure citizen funding to kickstart the task force

 

Supporting Women's Health and Family Planning Access and Funding

Speaking out against proposed changes to Title X rules