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UNE dental college's first graduating class takes its skills on the road


Students in the inaugural graduating class at the University of New England College of Dental Medicine have begun the final component of their program, which involves participating in the college's...

Collins to co-sponsor ACA replacement plan

James McCarthy |

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaking from the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon, told her colleagues that she will introduce with U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., an Affordable Care Act replacement...

Nonpartisan report: 18 million would lose health insurance with ACA repeal

James McCarthy |

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a report Tuesday stating that a repeal of the Affordable Care Act's subsidies and mandates would immediately cause 18 million people to lose...

MeHAF grants support innovations in rural health systems


The Maine Health Access Foundation awarded $240,000 to five organizations to develop collaborative approaches to improve health and health care access in Maine's rural communities.

Alfond grant will help fund program to train nurses


Saint Joseph’s College in Standish received a $1.5 million challenge grant to address critical shortages in Maine’s nursing workforce.

With framework of repealing ACA in place, GOP turns focus on replacing it

James McCarthy |

In a 227-198 vote on Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a budget resolution aligned with the Senate's earlier 51-48 vote that facilitates efforts of the Republican majority in...

King, Collins split as U.S. Senate advances ACA's repeal

In a 51-48 vote early Thursday morning, the Republican-led U.S. Senate approved a budget resolution that facilitates repealing much of the Affordable Care Act through a process known as budget...

MMC awarded $2.6M to study best treatment for stroke patients


Maine Medical Center has been awarded $2.6 million by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study whether performing an early tracheostomy in severely ill stroke patients who require...

Collins, King at center stage of ACA battle

James McCarthy |

With his Jan. 20 inauguration just nine days away, President-elect Donald Trump is pushing for the Republican-led Congress to immediately repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which he...

Anthem Health agrees to pay $225,000 civil fine


Anthem Health Plans of Maine Inc. agreed to pay a $225,000 civil penalty as part of a consent agreement following an investigation by the Maine Bureau of Insurance into the company’s complaint...