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

ACTION ALERT: Protect Maine’s Care – Call Your Rep!

The U.S. House of Representatives is planning to vote soon on a new health care bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act. The original bill introduced last week was already harmful, but recent changes have made it even more dangerous. Under this bills, Congress would: repeal the ACA’s Essential Health Benefits requirement; force states … More ACTION ALERT: Protect Maine’s Care – Call Your Rep!

BDN: More Maine children live in poverty, fewer get help. We should expect the opposite.

This post was written by MCA Senior Policy Analyst, Rita Furlow and originally appeared as an editorial in the Bangor Daily News on July 6, 2016. To read the original article, click here. Ensuring Maine’s prosperous future begins with making sure our youngest residents have the opportunities that promote healthy development. Unfortunately, the Bangor Daily … More BDN: More Maine children live in poverty, fewer get help. We should expect the opposite.

FIRST FOCUS: Cash assistance for families in Maine is critical

This post was written by Cara Baldari, a Senior Policy Director for Family Economics and Legal Counsel at First Focus. Click here to read the original post on First Focus’ blog, Voices for Kids. First Focus is a national, nonpartisan advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families the priority in federal policy and budget decisions. It recently came … More FIRST FOCUS: Cash assistance for families in Maine is critical

BDN Contributor: Maine kids need Congress to finish job on improving child care

This editorial was written by MCA Vice Board Chair, Margaret Leitch Copeland and originally ran in the Bangor Daily News on December 8, 2015. You can access the original article here. On behalf of Maine kids and families, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Maine’s congressional delegation for their critical role in … More BDN Contributor: Maine kids need Congress to finish job on improving child care

The Future of Maine: Do not let fear cloud your compassion.

This blog post was written by our Executive Director, Claire Berkowitz, in response to the recent remarks made by prominent figures and policymakers regarding the Syrian refugee crisis in the aftermath of the horrendous Paris attacks. When guests arrived at our Giraffe Awards celebration last month, they were greeted by music from the Pihcintu Multicultural … More The Future of Maine: Do not let fear cloud your compassion.