This one-page flyer explains why Maine’s State Legislature must expand Maine’s Medicaid program, Maine Care, under the Affordable Care Act, explaining how not expanding Medicaid denies many people access to healthcare, a denial that will kill some people.
This set of frequently asked questions lays out the mission and vision of Maine’s Healthcare is a Human Right campaign, discusses human rights and a human rights framework for healthcare in Maine, explains why the Affordable Care Act fails to meet people’s healthcare needs, contrasts universal publicly financed healthcare with market-based health insurance, discusses why […]
Maine’s Healthcare Is a Human Right Survey, developed with NESRI’s support, is an example of a survey that’s useful for both collecting data and stories of human rights violations to be included in reports as well as doing outreach to recruit new members and build an organization’s base. HCHR-Maryland used a similar survey for its […]
This video from the Southern Maine Workers’ Center highlights the Workers’ Center’s Healthcare Is a Human Right campaign. The video features footage from a public event co-sponsored with co-sponsored with the Portland NAACP “Toward Justice in Health Care: A Community Dialogue on Human Rights, Health Care, and the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”
At the 2013 Left Forum in New York City, leaders from the Healthcare Is a Human Right campaigns in Vermont, Maine and Maryland presented their organizing model for achieving universal, publicly financed health care in their states. Moderated by NESRI, panelists discussed their collaboration, lessons learned, and how to expand this movement to other states.
This statement form the Southern Maine Workers’ Center expresses solidarity with the Vermont Workers’ Center in their protests following Gov. Shumlin’s decision to abandon his commitment to healthcare reform.