MCA Statement on Appointment of Mary Mayhew to Director of Federal Medicaid Program

If we want the children of Maine and the nation to have a prosperous future, we need our future generation to remain healthy, so they can play, learn and grow. A critical piece of that is providing access to quality, affordable health care coverage for children and families. The appointment of Mary Mayhew to head … More MCA Statement on Appointment of Mary Mayhew to Director of Federal Medicaid Program

Big Wins for Kids in the 2018 Omnibus Bill!

March 2018: With the recent passage of the FY18 Omnibus appropriations bill by Congress, we are pleased to report the overall significant increases in spending for child care, early learning, and support for low-income families. This is a big win for kids! Here are some of the highlights*: Education: – Title I Grants: a $300 … More Big Wins for Kids in the 2018 Omnibus Bill!

BDN: Maine’s children are counting on Congress to reauthorize this vital program

This blog post was written by MCA executive director, Claire Berkowitz and originally appeared in the November 29, 2017 edition of the Bangor Daily News. Check out the original article here. To most families and communities, promoting and protecting the health and well-being of their children is a top priority. At the Maine Children’s Alliance, … More BDN: Maine’s children are counting on Congress to reauthorize this vital program

Maine Children’s Alliance Celebrates Health Care Victory for Children and Families in Medicaid Expansion

The Maine Children’s Alliance is thrilled with the results of yesterday’s election, with the majority of Mainers voting overwhelmingly in favor of expanding Medicaid. Medicaid Expansion will increase access to quality, affordable health care to an estimated 80,000 Mainers. “Access to quality, affordable health care coverage is critical to the success of our state,” said … More Maine Children’s Alliance Celebrates Health Care Victory for Children and Families in Medicaid Expansion

Urgent action on CHIP is necessary to provide certainty for families and state budgets.

This blog post is an excerpt of a letter from MCA to U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee regarding urgent need to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Learn more about Maine’s case to reauthorize CHIP here. Urgent action is necessary to provide certainty for families and state budgets. CHIP is critical to the health of … More Urgent action on CHIP is necessary to provide certainty for families and state budgets.

Maine’s Case for CHIP Reauthorization: Healthy and thriving communities begin with our children and families.

Click to Download MCA’s new one-pager! Our entire state benefits when more Maine children have access to quality, affordable health care coverage because healthy children and families lead to strong and vibrant communities. When children and families can see a doctor when they are sick, get regular checkups and access preventive care, they can actively … More Maine’s Case for CHIP Reauthorization: Healthy and thriving communities begin with our children and families.

Letter to the Editor: Collins showed courage

This post was written by MCA Executive Director, Claire Berkowitz and originally appeared as letter-to-the-editor in the Bangor Daily News.  Access to quality, affordable and comprehensive health care coverage is essential for the health and well-being of our state. When Maine children and families have health insurance, they can see a doctor when they are … More Letter to the Editor: Collins showed courage