A Maine commission tasked with proposing a publicly financed health care system is being funded by doctors, medical groups and residents.The state Task Force on Health Care Coverage For All of Maine has raised about $7,000 of the roughly $9,000 needed for its work.
SentinelSource / Washington Post, September 19, 2017
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