The Maine Democratic Party platform “believes that quality health care is a fundamental human right.” It supports a “nonprofit health care system.”

The Maine Republican Party platform seeks to “clarify that health care is not a right. It is a service.” It claims, “only market-based solutions will solve the problems.”

Libby Mitchell is the Democratic candidate for governor. She will work to reduce health care costs through innovation. She will focus on prevention and primary care.

She has already had a leadership role in creating wellness programs for Maine state employees. She has experience with current laws in Maine and will transition the state into compliance with national health care reform.

One of her priorities is increasing access to quality, affordable health care. She has emphasized creating livable wage jobs, considering needs such as medical care.

Libby Mitchell has the experience, values and expertise to lead our state.

Heidi Brooks, Lewiston

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