A divided City Council has been unable to move forward with proposed solutions.
Emily Bader is a health care and general assignment reporter for The Maine Monitor. She joined the Monitor in April 2023 from The Sun Journal, where she covered health care for two years and was a University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism Data Fellow. Prior to that, she was a staff writer for The Lakes Region Weekly. Emily has earned several awards, including the Maine Press Association’s Bob Drake Young Writer Award in 2021, the New England Newspaper & Press Association’s Publick Occurrences Award in 2022 and most recently, the Maine Public Health Association’s journalism award. Emily was born and raised in Los Angeles and earned her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Wellesley College.
An advisory committee is wasting little time reviewing applicants, then making recommendations for the dispersal.
The 4,000-member Maine Medical Association is the fifth state medical association to pass a resolution calling for universal healthcare insurance coverage.
Loose oversight and political ambitions have directed some funds from a 1998 tobacco settlement away from their original target of curbing tobacco use.
A nationwide coalition urges support for community-based organizations while some municipalities already plan to expand existing programs.
After nearly nine months and eight meetings, Maine Recovery Council hasn’t spent any of the millions available from opioid settlement cases
Members say they want to be responsible stewards of the money. Meanwhile, overdoses continue.
Each charge came after the doctor was accused of spreading misinformation about vaccines to combat the illness.