Maine families are facing a major issue when it comes to health care affordability. The state’s health care system is the most expensive in New England, leaving many residents struggling to pay for medical expenses. This not only puts a financial burden on families, but also affects their ability to focus on healing and has a negative impact on their health outcomes.
Health care professionals in Maine have witnessed patients struggling to pay for medical expenses, often at the expense of other basic needs. This financial strain has put a strain on Maine’s health care workforce and it is time for legislative action to address this escalating crisis.
L.D. 1955 is a proposed legislative measure that aims to expand access to free care for qualifying Mainers and prevent unfair debt collection practices by health care facilities. By addressing the issue head-on, Maine can work toward a healthier and stronger population.
Dr. Shannon Carr emphasizes the need for affordable health care in Maine and urges lawmakers to act promptly on this critical issue. The urgency of the crisis calls for immediate action to make health care more accessible to all residents.