On Wednesday, March 29, at 6:30 p.m., Sagadahoc Democrats will hold a forum at Patten Free Library in Bath in collaboration with Maine AllCare on “Universal Health Care for Maine: What Would it Take?”
“In the midst of a contentious nation-wide debate over repeal and/or replacement of the Affordable Care Act, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has just reported that the GOP bill now before Congress would cause 24 million people to lose their health insurance and raise premiums for seniors by 50% . We’re pleased to provide this forum for local people to learn more about an option that goes in the opposite direction – to universal coverage or Medicare for all,” said Bronwen Tudor, Chair of Sagadahoc Democrats.
Guest speaker Dr. Bill Clark of Woolwich will show a short video and explain how universal coverage could work in Maine. There will be an opportunity for audience questions and discussion. Maine AllCare is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to “universal, high quality, and affordable health care for the people of Maine.” It is the Maine chapter of the Physicians for National Health Program.
In the coming months Sagadahoc Democrats plan to host more opportunities for public discussion focusing on issues important to everyone in the community such as jobs and fair wages, a clean and safe environment, high-quality public education, and Constitutional protections for free speech, separation of church and state and freedom from discrimination. Additional information and regular updates on programs and activities are available at www.sagadahocdemocrats.org or on Facebook.
The forum on Universal Healthcare for Maine on March 29 at Patten Free Library in Bath, is scheduled for 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. It is free and open to everyone concerned about the future of health care coverage. For more information contact Will Neilson, 207-841-7543.