Copies of this map should be handed out when you register your ATV.
jalbrechtl - Do you even know how much a visit to your doctor cost? Do you know how much a 3 day hospital stay cost? Do you know how much it cost to go to the ER for a breaking your wrist? Do you know how much a tylenol cost when you are in the hospital. Does your hospital or doctor show you a price list? I bet you would be amazed at the cost.
Kira, you are soooo right. My daughter is unemployed and is receiving unemployment and has no health insurance. She went to DHS to apply for Maine Care. They told her that she received too much money in unemployment to qualify for Maine care. BUT they told her, and this really got me angry, THAT IF SHE WAS PREGNANT, THEY COULD HELP HER. Can you believe this. My daughter was stunned. She told them that was not an option, just to have insurance. How many young women, having a hard time making ends meet and have no insurance, would take that advice from DHS and bring an unwanted child into this troubled world and be a liablility to the state for the next 18 years.
Everyone keeps saying its the insurance companies that are at fault. How about the cost of healthcare. When you go in for a regular checkup with your doctor, do you even know how much it will cost? If you are going to have surgery, do you ask the doctor how much is it going to cost? NO! Besides healthcare, do you ever pay for something without knowing how much its going to cost you first? Its the cost of healthcare that is driving up the insurance cost. We need to make the healthcare profession more accountable. There should be a price list for healthcare. I went to my doctor for an ear infection. I did not have insurance. I asked how much for this visit. The staff looked at me like I had a second head. They told me they would bill me at the end of the month. But I wanted to know how much first. Would it be less to see the Triage nurse, the phyiscan assistant or the doctor. How much. Well before I saw the anyone, they told me it would cost $85, to see the Triage nurse. But it was like pulling teeth to get that information. Baring complications, your doctor or his office staff should be able to tell you exactly how much the procedure will cost you. Just because you have health insurance, doesn't mean that you shouldn't know how much a visit to your primary care phyiscan is going to be for a phyiscal. We need to pay attention to how much these things cost. But because you have insurance all you are worried about is your deductible. Anyone going to the doctor or a hospital for any type of treatment should know, baring complications, what the cost will be before you have the treatment, whether you have insurance or not.
Mr. Raymond, did you think to call Lewiston High School and ask why their band was not present, before you critized them. Lewiston High School does not have a marching band. They didn't have one last year and the probably won't next year. Lewiston students who want to be in band have joined the Leavitt Area High School Band.
I believe the cut is for spouses only. The teachers were offered 100% coverage for themselves, which before they were only getting 95%, and that any children would be covered 100%.
Lil, they were elected into office by the people and they need to answer to the people, regardless if they are "whackjob birthers & deathers." Your comment on this letter is out of line. Try using constructive criticism.
Snow, Michaud, Pingree and Collins need to answer our questions regarding the health insurance issue. And the conversation should be about health insurance not health care, they are two different subjects. Health insurance in this country has totally gotten out of hand.
Regarding the impact fee, the monies set aside for public safety and recreation should still be applied to those departments, the amount set aside for the school, either put it towards lowering property taxes or give it back to the people who paid the fee.
Someone should beat up that father, just like he did to his son. An eye for an eye.