Parents, child care providers, and advocates call for legislative review of proposed DHHS rules for family child care providers

AUGUSTA—A group of over 130 concerned parents, child care providers and advocates have filed a petition to delay emergency implementation of proposed family child care rules until they have a chance to undergo proper legislative review. The proposed changes to the existing rules by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) weaken the … More Parents, child care providers, and advocates call for legislative review of proposed DHHS rules for family child care providers

Keep Maine Children & Families Healthy: How the Senate Health Care Bill Harms Maine Children, Youth & Families

New fact sheet from MCA on the proposed Senate Health Care Bill. Learn why the Better Care Reconciliation Act is bad for Maine children, youth and families. Click here to Download! With quality health care coverage, Maine children and families can access the health care they need to become active and vibrant participants in our … More Keep Maine Children & Families Healthy: How the Senate Health Care Bill Harms Maine Children, Youth & Families

Letter to the Editor: New health care bill would endanger Maine infants, children

This post was written by MCA executive director Clare Berkowitz and originally appeared as a letter to the editor in the Portland Press Herald. Since the letter was published, Senator Collins has come out against the bill. We all want our children to grow up and become healthy, happy adults. MaineCare ensures that our kids … More Letter to the Editor: New health care bill would endanger Maine infants, children

#ProtectOurCare: Senate to release new health care bill this week. Call Senator Collins today!

The U.S. Senate is set to release their secret health care bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act as early as tomorrow. While Maine’s Senators have been virtually shut out of the drafting process, reports indicate that much like the House Health Care Bill, the Senate version would be devastating for Maine children, … More #ProtectOurCare: Senate to release new health care bill this week. Call Senator Collins today!

Making School Breakfast a Priority!

Starting the school day off strong begins with making sure students have a healthy breakfast and research shows it gets results. Students who eat breakfast, including at school, perform better academically. School breakfast promotes better attendance, concentration, alertness, memory, comprehension and learning. In Maine, nearly half of all school-aged children are eligible for subsidized school … More Making School Breakfast a Priority!

The National 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book is out!

New report shows federal and local policies are leading to improvements for U.S. children, but Maine is not seeing the same results as other New England states Maine children are experiencing modest improvements in key areas of child well-being that support them in leading healthier, safer lives, but a report released today by the Annie … More The National 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book is out!

MaineCare Provides More Access to Health Coverage for Rural Communities in Maine

AUGUSTA, ME— A larger share of children in small towns and rural areas of Maine rely on Medicaid to protect them from rising health care costs than those in urban areas, according to a new report released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and the Rural Health Research Project of the … More MaineCare Provides More Access to Health Coverage for Rural Communities in Maine