Tell us your health care story

The Maine Monitor needs your help to report on the health care in the state, especially delays and long waiting times for appointments.
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We’ve heard from many of our readers about delays in obtaining health care, long waits for appointments, and long drives to get care.

We’ve also heard about the continued over-prescription of opioid painkillers by providers, despite increased awareness of the risk of addiction and the ongoing overdose epidemic.

We’d like to hear your stories about those subjects. We appreciate you sharing your story and we take your privacy seriously.

We are gathering these stories for the purposes of our reporting, and will contact you if we wish to publish any part of your story.

We may not be able to respond to everyone, but we read each submission, and they all help inform our work.

Please fill out the form below, or allow the form to open in a new tab.


Emily Bader

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 in Lewiston, Maine, where she covered healthcare 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 in Cumberland County. 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.
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