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[quote]Dirigo Works for ME
Republican leadership has formed a Political Action Committee to kill Dirigo and take healthcare away from over 8,000 Mainers. Siding with big greedy insurance companies over the public interest, Republicans are on the wrong side of this debate. It's time for the Maine Republican Party to stop playing politics with people's healthcare. Healthcare is not a privilege for Mainers; it's a necessity. Dirigo should not be a political issue. The program fits with our Maine values and is step towards providing affordable healthcare to all Mainers.
Let's cut through the politics and look at Dirigo Heath for what it is; a first in the nation program to help Maine small business and families deal with high healthcare costs.
Thanks to Dirigo health, despite the national trends, the healthcare situation has gotten better in Maine. The percentage of Mainers without health insurance fell by over 5% in the last year, bucking the national trend which saw the number rise by more that 17%. Fewer Mainers are going without healthcare because Dirigo works. Mainers are getting healthier too. According to the United Health Foundation, Maine is now the 8th healthiest State in the Nation, up from 10th just a few years ago.
Dirigo Health is working, helping Maine families and small businesses. Now, because it is an election year, Republicans have turned against Dirigo, playing politics with people's healthcare. [b][i]In the legislature Democrats and Republicans found that Health Savings Accounts and High Risk pools don't work[/i][/b]. (Emphasis added. Mike Vaughan, what about that assertion?)
We created Dirigo together. Dirigo is a compromise between Republicans, Democrats and the insurance industry. It's real attempt to provide affordable healthcare to all Mainers. It fits with our Maine values and it is a program we can all be proud of.
Maine Republicans have no alternatives to Dirigo and do not share Democrat's ultimate goal of providing affordable healthcare to all Mainers. Dirigo saves us all money. It works for us all.
The Maine Democratic Party needs you're help to protect affordable healthcare in Maine.
If you would like to attend a rally, write a letter to the editor, or help in any other way please contact Arden Manning firstname.lastname@example.org Together, we will fight for the future of affordable healthcare in Maine.