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    Cedwyn, Einsteinia

    Le Page won't last forever.  I was just reading about some non-profit statewide health co-op being started in Maine.  There weren't a lot of details, but it sounded promising.  Did you hear anything about that?  I'm also wondering if any of those clinics that Bernie Sanders sneaked into the ACA have gotten started yet.  I plan to retire to Maine, so I've been trying to keep up with some of that stuff.

    •  My wife is going to Knox County Health Clinic (6+ / 0-)

      Its a free clinic in Rockland, ME started by a doctor retired from Brigham and Woman's. They get no government aid so have to depend on donations.

      They borrow from or share space with a  family planning clinic and depend on volunteers for staff but were able to arrange for diagnostics at Pen Bay; CAT Scan and phlebotomy for about $3 large.

      There may be a free program to help with bills but we aren't in that yet. She will be eligible for medicare in May but had to quit her job because she's already too sick to work.

      Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

      by rktect on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 04:23:16 AM PST

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