Fwd: URGENT: Please sign health care petition

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From: Lisa Savage <lsavage3@gmail.com>
Date: May 18, 2013 8:04:29 AM EDT
To: Lisa Savage <lsavage3@gmail.com>
Subject: URGENT: Please sign health care petition

Maine Legislature:

Save lives and save money by covering more Mainers! 

Accepting the federal dollars that have already been set aside to cover Maine’s uninsured will benefit all Maine people and boost Maine’s economy. 

  • More Mainers will have health insurance.
  • Health care costs will go down.
  • More lives will be saved and people will be healthier.
  • Maine’s economy will grow.

I call on you to accept the federal funds set aside for Maine to provide health coverage to more than 69,500 Mainers and save taxpayer dollars by fully expanding MaineCare.   

Dear friends,
Please sign the petition by MONDAY (5/20/13) morning.  http://covermainenow.com/take-action#.UZaqjUqiyuo
Then pass this email on to all your friends.  We’re trying to add at least 1,000 more name.
Then call the legislative answering service and leave a message for your rep and senator.  I heard a legislator say “just because you don’t have health insurance doesn’t mean you don’t have health care.”  I don’t know what world she lives in but that is absolutely untrue.  Just ask the woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer through the state screening program who then could not afford the treatment. I’m sure you know stories too.
Thanks for showing you care.

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Show that you care about 


  • Providing health insurance coverage to more than 69,500 Mainers with incomes below 138% of the federal poverty level, most of whom are working.
  • Pumping more than $256 million in new federal funds into Maine’s economy.
  • Creating 3,100 new jobs in Maine.
  • Saving lives and saving money.

Tell legislators to
Accept Federal Funds for Maine’s Health Care

Please act now!  It’s fast and easy!        

Sign Cover Maine Now Petition


Call your Legislators

NOW is the time!  Right now, legislators are considering a plan to accept federal funds that would provide health insurance to adults with low income who otherwise can’t afford it.  Your legislators need to know that you want them to support the plan to accept these funds.   


Accepting the federal dollars that Congress has already set aside to cover Maine’s uninsured will benefit all Maine people, and boost Maine’s economy.


Sign the Cover Maine Now petition and call your legislators toll-free to leave a message urging them to accept these federal funds for health care.



Sign Cover Maine Now Petition


Maine Equal Justice Partners (MEJP) and other organizations have been working through the Cover Maine Now Coalition to advocate for this health care funding. Learn more about the work here. 
Then please take a minute to sign this petition to state legislators!  


Call Your Legislators


Your call is important! Legislators need to know that, like the majority of Mainers (nearly 70%), you think accepting these funds is the smart thing to do. Just a few calls from constituents can make a difference on the outcome of this vote. 


Please call the toll-free legislative answering service and leave a message for your legislators today!


Representatives: 1-800-423-2900
Senators:  1-800-423-6900 

You can leave a message 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week


When you call, leave:
  • Your name
  • Town that you live in
  • The name of your legislator, and  
  • A brief message.
If you would like to talk with your legislator, be sure to leave your number and the best time for her/him to call you back.  


Not sure who your State Legislators are?  Look them up here.   


Thanks for showing you care.  Please ask one more person to do the same.  


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