The Coastal Packet: Health care initiative launched

Sunday, October 1

Health care initiative launched

Maine Public Broadcasting - The Maine People’s Alliance has launched a campaign to put a universal home health care initiative before voters in 2018. “There are far too many Maine families right now that are going broke because they can’t afford to care for their elders,” says Mike Tipping with the Maine People’s Alliance. Tipping says the citizen’s initiative would establish a program to provide in-home services and support for those with disabilities, and for those over age 65. He says the program would be funded through a 1.9 percent payroll tax on incomes over $127,000. “The wealthy don’t like to pay more in taxes and I think they will definitely mount an opposition campaign to this,” he says.

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