Mon. Feb 26th, 2024
Make free health care access a priority

The affordability crisis of health care delivery in Maine has been a pressing issue for decades, with the current situation being more urgent than ever. Despite being the most expensive health care system in New England, a recent poll shows that two-thirds of Mainers are just one major health crisis away from financial disaster. This is an unacceptable situation that takes away from the focus on healing and instead puts it on how to pay for medical bills.

Many families in Maine are struggling to put food on the table while also dealing with increasing medical bills. This situation not only affects their finances but also their health and well-being. While the healthcare workforce in Maine is working hard to meet the needs of citizens, legislative action is needed to address this crisis and prevent further harm.

L.D. 1955 aims to expand access to free care for qualifying Mainers and prevent unfair debt collection practices by hospitals and other healthcare facilities. This bill has the potential to improve the lives of many families in Maine by reducing their financial burden and allowing them to focus on their health. Dr. Shannon Carr emphasizes that it is overdue for action to be taken to allow for more affordable healthcare in Maine, stating that this issue should be addressed head-on if we want our citizens to become stronger and healthier.

By Editor

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