Our health care system is broken and we need fundamental change

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Ted Sussman has been a physician in Houlton for more than 40 years and joined the Maine AllCare board in 2021. He is a past governor of the Maine chapter of the American College of Physicians, and also served on the Maine Health Access Foundation board.

As a Maine citizen, a physician and a Maine AllCare board member, I was disappointed to learn that Maine Health Care Action will be unable to gather the needed signatures to get a universal health care Resolve on the ballot in 2023, as reported by the BDN on April 13.

Maine AllCare has advocated for universal, publicly funded health care for Maine since 2010. We hoped that MHCA’s effort would give Maine voters the chance to send a clear message: Our health care system is broken, and we need fundamental change.

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