Maine’s nursing and long-term care facilities are struggling to remain open and deliver vital care for our most vulnerable populations. As Governor, I will not rest until all of our nursing facilities are fully funded.
The priorities of the Mills’ Administration during the pandemic were misplaced and led to the loss of many lives. Of the COVID-related deaths in Maine, more than half were residents in our nursing homes. The protection of our most vulnerable citizens should have the absolute number one priority of the Mills’ Administration.
- Protecting our most vulnerable population by fully funding and increasing the reimbursement rates at nursing homes and long-term care facilities to ensure there are enough qualified staff to provide them care must be our highest priority.
The Mills’ Administration recklessly promoted free healthcare to able-bodied, childless adults at the expense of ensuring care for our most vulnerable populations, our children, the elderly, and the disabled. As our nursing homes struggle to remain open and deliver vital care for our most vulnerable population, the Mills’ Administration and her political cronies’ expanded Medicaid welfare funding to dizzying new heights. An overwhelming majority of the low income, able-bodied, healthy population of Maine is already eligible to receive quality health insurance coverage under the ACA as envisioned, not free health care from a poorly designed system supported by the hard-working taxpayers of Maine.
- As Governor, I will fight for common sense solutions to our health care system that encourages more private health coverage from the ACA and less financial burden on the backs of the Maine taxpayers.
- We must reduce health care costs for everyone by incentivizing competition among medical providers while improving the quality of care by attracting more qualified health care workers to Maine