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!

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

Meet Dr. Robert Beekman: 2017 Giraffe Award Winner

This post is part of a series of profiles on the 2017 Giraffe Award Winners. We hope to see you Friday, May 19th at the Champions for Children Luncheon in Portland. This week, MCA is please to introduce you to Dr. Robert Beekman, a recently retired pediatrician who spent his career serving Northern and Eastern Maine. … More Meet Dr. Robert Beekman: 2017 Giraffe Award Winner

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!

Why Maine children and families need the Affordable Care Act.

All Maine children and families should be able to see a doctor when they are sick. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes this possible for more and more Maine children and families. Healthy Maine children become healthy Maine adults who will lead us into the future, but they also need healthy parents or guardians to … More Why Maine children and families need the Affordable Care Act.