Letter to the Editor - Cobscook Friends Monthly Meeting

 Cobscook Friends Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) endorses the effort to extend Medicaid to over 70,000 low income Maine citizens who do not have health coverage.

We believe that it is our responsibility, as a caring nation, to provide access to adequate health care for the poor and sick among us.   Over 66,000 Maine registered voters petitioned to have Medicaid Expansion on the Nov. 7, 2017 ballot.

Over several years, Maine’s elected representatives in the state legislature voted for Medicaid Expansion six times but each time it was vetoed by the Governor.  

To survive financially, our rural hospitals and clinics need all Maine adults and children to have their health care costs covered.  Now is the time to require the state to expand Medicaid coverage through MaineCare.

Beth Clifford, Perry, Maine and

Janet Weston, Trescott Township, Maine

Co-Clerks, Cobscook Friends Monthly Meeting

Whiting, Maine