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MaineHealth acquires Franklin health network

Franklin Community Health Network is joining the MaineHealth system as its 30th member this October after receiving approval from the state this week.

Feds give $208K to assist Aroostook Dental Clinic

The Aroostook Dental Clinic in Presque Isle is receiving $208,000 in federal funds to help maintain its level of pediatric care to hundreds of children in the county.

Texas insurer pulls out of Maine, cites ACA issues

Mega insurance, a Texas-based company, is discontinuing health plans for about 7,000 Mainers after announcing that it will leave the state as national operations decline.

MaineHealth affiliate in Norway plans $10M addition

Western Maine Health Care Corp., a Norway-based MaineHealth affiliate, is planning a $10 million expansion as part of its push to increase outpatient care services.

Husson gets another major nursing grant

Husson University is receiving another major nursing grant, bringing the total amount it has received from a federal agency to more than $1.4 million this summer.

Courts divided over ACA subsidies

The future of subsidized healthcare is up in the air for Mainers with insurance through the Affordable Care Act, after two federal appeals courts issued conflicting rulings...

Maine has best medical marijuana program: report

A new report said Maine has the best medical marijuana program out of the 35 states that have some form of law regulating medical cannabis.

Maine leads in prescription rate for oft-abused painkillers

A new federal report said Maine’s rate of writing prescriptions for a commonly abused kind of painkiller was the highest in the nation in 2012, but state officials said they...

Maine Med, St. Mary's could face penalties over infections, complications

Maine Medical Hospital in Portland and St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston are likely to face federal penalties for high rates of infections and...

Nursing home faces fines, possible closure

Penobscot Nursing Home is facing fines of more than $19,000 and possible closure after a federal agency said it will revoke Medicare and Medicaid certifications if several...