Committee Introductions

Introductions from Interested Parties - Committee on Health and Human Services

Maine Primary Care Association Remarks

Bryan Wyatt, Director of Policy & Communications, Maine Primary Care Association - 2/9/21

 

COVID-19

LD: 1 "An Act to Establish the COVID-19 Patient Bill of Rights"

Testimony in Support of LD: 1 "An Act to Establish the COVID-19 Patient Bill of Rights"

Charles F. Dingman, Esq., Kozak & Gayer (On behalf of Maine Primary Care Association) - 2/23/21

 

LD: 1077 "Resolve, To Promote Equity in COVID-19 Immunizations"

Testimony in Support of LD: 1077 "Resolve, To Promote Equity in COVID-19 Immunizations"

Bryan Wyatt, Director of Policy & Communications, Maine Primary Care Association - 5/3/21

Testimony in Support of LD: 1077 "Resolve, To Promote Equity in COVID-19 Immunizations"

Lisa Tapert, MPH, Executive Director, Maine Mobile Health Program - 5/3/21

 

Department of Health and Human Services/MaineCare

LD: 652 "An Act to Include an Emergency Reimbursement Rate Review Process in Rate Setting by the Department of Health and Human Services"

Testimony in Support of LD: 652 "An Act to Include an Emergency Reimbursement Rate Review Process in Rate Setting by the Department of Health and Human Services"

Marge Kilkelly, Policy Program Manager, Maine Primary Care Association - 3/23/21

 

LD: 718 "An Act To Improve the Health of Maine Residents by Closing Coverage Gaps in the MaineCare Program and the Children's Health Insurance Program"

Testimony in Support of LD: 718 "An Act To Improve the Health of Maine Residents by Closing Coverage Gaps in the MaineCare Program and the Children's Health Insurance Program"

Marge Kilkelly, Policy Program Manager, Maine Primary Care Association - 4/15/21

Testimony in Support of LD: 718 "An Act To Improve the Health of Maine Residents by Closing Coverage Gaps in the MaineCare Program and the Children's Health Insurance Program"

Charles F. Dingman, Esq., Kozak & Gayer (On behalf of Maine Primary Care Association) - 4/15/21

Testimony in Support of LD: 718 "An Act To Improve the Health of Maine Residents by Closing Coverage Gaps in the MaineCare Program and the Children's Health Insurance Program"

Allison Conroe, Development Coordinator, Maine Mobile Health Program - 4/15/21

 

LD 1390, “An Act To Maximize Health Care Coverage for the Uninsured through Easy Enrollment in the MaineCare Program or in a Qualified Health Plan in the Marketplace”

Testimony in Support of LD 1390, “An Act To Maximize Health Care Coverage for the Uninsured through Easy Enrollment in the MaineCare Program or in a Qualified Health Plan in the Marketplace”

Marge Kilkelly, Policy Program Manager, Maine Primary Care Association - 5/12/21

 

Health Care

LD: 631 "An Act to Provide Funding for Maine's Health Insurance Consumer Assistance Program"

Testimony in Support of LD: 631 "An Act to Provide Funding for Maine's Health Insurance Consumer Assistance Program"

Marge Kilkelly, Policy Program Manager, Maine Primary Care Association - 3/16/21

 

LD: 120 "An Act To Lower Health Care Costs through the Establishment of the Office of Affordable Health Care"

Testimony in Support of LD: 120 "An Act To Lower Health Care Costs through the Establishment of the Office of Affordable Health Care"

Marge Kilkelly, Policy Program Manager, Maine Primary Care Association - 4/13/21

 

LD: 749 "An Act To Establish a Council on Health Systems Development"

Testimony in Support of LD: 749 "An Act To Establish a Council on Health Systems Development"

Charles F. Dingman, Esq., Kozak & Gayer (On behalf of Maine Primary Care Association) - 4/21/21

 

LD: 1463 "An Act To Make Health Care Coverage More Affordable for Working Families and Small Businesses”

Testimony in Support of LD: 1463 "An Act To Make Health Care Coverage More Affordable for Working Families and Small Businesses”

Marge Kilkelly, Policy Program Manager, Maine Primary Care Association - 5/12/21

 

Health Equity

LD: 1113 “Resolve, To Direct the Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous and Maine Tribal Populations To Study and Propose Solutions to Disparities in Access to Prenatal Care in the State”

Testimony in Support of LD: 1113 “Resolve, To Direct the Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous and Maine Tribal Populations To Study and Propose Solutions to Disparities in Access to Prenatal Care in the State"

Darcy Shargo, CEO, Maine Primary Care Association - 4/6/21

 

Oral Health

LD: 615 "An Act to Remove the Advanced Cardia Life Support Certification Requirement for Dental Therapists"

Testimony in Support of LD: 615 "An Act to Remove the Advanced Cardia Life Support Certification Requirement for Dental Therapists"

Beth Pearce, Oral Health Coordinator, Maine Primary Care Association - 3/16/21

 

LD: 996 "An Act to Improve Dental Health Access for Maine Children and Adults with Low Incomes"

Testimony in Support of LD: 996 "An Act to Improve Dental Health Access for Maine Children and Adults with Low Incomes"

Beth Pearce, Oral Health Coordinator, Maine Primary Care Association - 4/26/21

 

LD: 1501 "An Act to Protect Oral Health for Children in Maine"

Testimony in Support of LD: 1501 "An Act to Protect Oral Health for Children in Maine"

Beth Pearce, Oral Health Coordinator, Maine Primary Care Association - 4/26/21

 

LD: 1660 "An Act To Modify Dental Licensure Requirements to Consider Credentialed Individuals From Other Jurisdictions"

Testimony in Support of LD: 1660 "An Act To Modify Dental Licensure Requirements to Consider Credentialed Individuals From Other Jurisdictions"

Beth Pearce, Oral Health Coordinator, Maine Primary Care Association - 5/13/21


Prescription Drugs

LD: 1115 "An Act to Improve Access to HIV Prevention Medications"

Testimony in Support of LD: 1115 "An Act to Provide Funding for Maine's Health Insurance Consumer Assistance Program"

Marge Kilkelly, Policy Program Manager, Maine Primary Care Association - 4/8/21


Primary Care

LD: 1196 “An Act Regarding Targets for Health Plan Investments in Primary Care and Behavioral Health”

Testimony in Support of LD: 1196 “An Act Regarding Targets for Health Plan Investments in Primary Care and Behavioral Health"

Darcy Shargo, CEO, Maine Primary Care Association - 4/15/21

 

Public Health

LD: 96 “An Act To Create Fairness in the Treatment of Students by Retaining Students with Certain Vaccine Exemptions”

LD: 156 “An Act To Promote School Attendance by Exempting Virtual Public Charter School and Private School Students from Immunization Requirements”

LD: 833 “An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Vaccines by Reinstating Religious Exemptions”

LD: 1082 “An Act To Improve Educational Opportunities by Exempting Children Who Attend Virtual Public Charter Schools from Immunization Requirements and Expanding Enrollment at Virtual Public Charter School

Testimony in Opposition to LDs: 96, 156, 833, 1082

Caroline Zimmerman, MaineHealth (on behalf of the Maine Immunization Coalition) - 5/6/21


School-based Health Centers

LD: 979 “An Act to Expand Maine's School-based Health Centers”

Testimony in Support of LD: 979 "An Act to Expand Maine's School-based Health Centers”

Bryan Wyatt, Director of Policy & Communications, Maine Primary Care Association - 4/6/21

 

Substance Use Disorder/Treatment

LD: 510 “Resolve, To Reduce Stigma Regarding Substance Use Disorder by Requiring the Use of Respectful Language in the MaineCare Benefits Manual and Other Department of Health and Human Services Publications”

Testimony in Support of LD: 510 "Resolve, To Reduce Stigma Regarding Substance Use Disorder by Requiring the Use of Respectful Language in the MaineCare Benefits Manual and Other Department of Health and Human Services Publications”

Marge Kilkelly, Policy Program Manager, Maine Primary Care Association - 3/17/21

 

LD: 1333 "An Act Concerning the Dispensation of Naloxone Hydrochloride by Emergency Medical Services Providers”

Testimony in Support of LD: 1333 "An Act Concerning the Dispensation of Naloxone Hydrochloride by Emergency Medical Services Providers"

Charles F. Dingman, Esq., Kozak & Gayer (On behalf of Maine Primary Care Association) - 4/23/21

 

Telehealth

LD: 1681 “An Act Regarding Telehealth Services for Certain Licensees of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation and Certain Licensees Affiliated with the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation”

LD: 1007 “An Act to Increase Availability of Health Care through Telehealth”

LD: 1194 “An Act to Reduce Health Care Worker Shortages”

LD: 849 “An Act to Make Permanent the Telehealth Reimbursement Options Passed by Emergency Measures”

LD: 333 “An Act Regarding Telehealth”

LD: 323 “An Act Regarding Insurance Coverage for Telehealth Services"

Testimony in Support of LDs: 1681, 1007, 1194, 849, 333, 323

Charles F. Dingman, Esq., Kozak & Gayer (On behalf of Maine Primary Care Association) - 5/23/21

 

Workforce

LD: 1327 "An Act to Create the Maine Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program"

Testimony in Support of LD: 1327 "An Act to Create the Maine Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program"

Bryan Wyatt, Director of Policy & Communications, Maine Primary Care Association - 4/20/21

 

LD: 1597 “An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Strengthen Maine's Health Care Workforce”

Testimony in Support of LD: 1597 “An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Strengthen Maine's Health Care Workforce”

Emily Ferry, Workforce Program Manager, Maine Primary Care Association - 5/18/21