The Coastal Packet: Nearly 118,000 Mainers would lose healthcare on GOP bill

Thursday, June 29

Nearly 118,000 Mainers would lose healthcare on GOP bill

MPBM - Progressive health care activists are expressing concern about Mainers they say will lose health insurance if the Senate health care bill is passed. “This bill would cause 22 million Americans to lose their coverage, including 117,900 right here in Maine,” says family medicine Dr. Cathleen London of Milbridge, who spoke during a teleconference organized by the Center for American Progress. London and other critics of the GOP bill say it does not preserve as much coverage as the Affordable Care Act, and that the Senate should reject it. She says many self-employed workers in Washington County, including lobstermen and blueberry farmers, rely on Medicaid as their sole option for health insurance.

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