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115th Congress, 2nd Session
128th Legislature, adjourned
Good afternoon Coffee CAHC readers! This week we celebrate the 6th Annual Health Care for Maine Conference, held this past Monday at the Augusta Civic Center.
It was a great event, focusing on “The Opportunity of Extraordinary Times”! If you joined us, please take a minute to complete the survey – your opinion really does matter.
|Keynote Address: Elena Hung
We started the day with the extraordinary Elena Hung, co-founder of “Little Lobbyists”, who became an “accidental activist” when her daughter was born with complex medical needs.
Her inspiring remarks set the tone for an discussions about challenges to health care access, opportunities for action, and aspirations for a better health care system for all.
Morning Plenary: State Level Advocacy
We heard from advocates at the state level including Hilary Schneider and Janet Miles from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Dr. Amy Madden from Maine Medical Association, Kathy Stewart from Mainers for Health Care Leadership Team, and Samarali Daniels from Maine Equal Justice Partners Circle. Check out the video (at 27 minutes).
|Morning breakout sessions covered systemic issues in health, health care, and health insurance, with a focus on solutions. If you missed a session, presentation slides are available.|
|Changes to the Marketplace|
|Building Good Health:
The Foundational Role of
|Diving Deeper into
Children’s Health Issues
|MaineCare Today and
a Look Ahead
Congratulations to our Honorary Health Care Heroes Lisa Miller and Karen Heck!
|Gordon Smith, Executive Vice President of Maine Medical Association, introduces our Honorary Health Care Heroes Karen Heck and Lisa Miller, retiring at the end of this year from The Bingham Program||Lisa Miller (left) served three terms in the Maine House of Representatives championing better health care access, public health, and wellness. Karen Heck has been a strong voice for reproductive freedom and is co-founder of Hardy Girls, Health Women|
Afternoon Plenary “Investing and Building Capacity to Foster Health Equity in Maine”
Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) Program Officer Jake Grindle leads a panel discussion on MeHAF’s new initiative to address disparities to health and well-being among communities of color, LGBTQ+ communities, people with disabilities, and people experiencing homelessness.
Afternoon breakout sessions included a focus on addressing rising prescription drug costs, bringing civility back to policy making, and getting to universal access to health care. If you missed a session, presentation slides are available.
|State Action on Rising
Prescription Drug Prices
|Getting to Universal Access|
Special Thanks to Our Awesome Sponsors and members of the HC4ME Steering Committee for their help!