Yesterday, as I have almost every year since the mid-80’s, I had the privilege of moderating the annual town meeting in the place where I live, Leeds, Maine. This exercise in pure democratic government always inspires me. There are challenging moments, when people annoy or confuse each other, but it always works out. My job […]
Yes, I’m still celebrating the collapse of the bill that was supposed to put an end to Obamacare. I’m celebrating because the proposed repeal-and-replace law would have taken health care coverage away from 24 million people while delivering big tax breaks to those who need them least. And remember Kathy, who has COPD and can’t […]
Last week in Augusta, the Legislature held a work session on the Governor’s proposed budget for MaineCare, in which he not only continues to reject the funds available under Obamacare but goes further, to take health care coverage away from even more workers with low incomes, this time, even those with children to care for.