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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...

PC Construction 'tops out' new Jax Lab research building


PC Construction celebrated a major milestone in its $14.25 million construction project for Jackson Laboratory when it bolted the final piece of structural steel in place Monday for the...

Got back pain? Muskie School lands grant to help health practices explain treatment options


The University of Southern Maine's Muskie School of Public Service in partnership with Maine Quality Counts and the Maine Health Data Organization has received a $233,000 grant from the Robert Wood...

MEMIC issues advisory for injured workers affected by Maine's new opioid law

James McCarthy |

Workers' compensation specialist The MEMIC Group is notifying injured workers in Maine who have been taking certain medications that they should contact their prescribing physician since they might...