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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine

Health Care

Washington's one-size-fits-all approach to healthcare is not working for Maine families and small business. Many folks are experiencing higher health premiums, narrower networks and are having to find new doctors due to ObamaCare.

As your Representative, Congressman Poliquin will continue to listen to people of the 2nd District and fix misguided policies, such as the Medical Device Tax and the 30-Hour Workweek Employer Mandate, that are crippling our small businesses. He will work tirelessly for a better solution in order to help families in the 2nd District afford quality healthcare while helping our small businesses grow.

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Working to Increase Funding for Federally-Supported Women's Health Care Services:

As you may know, the Planned Parenthood organization does not have any facilities in the 2nd District of Maine. This is the largest District east of the Mississippi River and Congressman Poliquin understands the need to have health care close to home.

There are more than 40 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC’s) located directly in the 2nd District of Maine which provide women’s health care services. These facilities are by and large located at health facilities and health offices all across the District. These services at various locations include annual exams, STD and HPV testing, breast and cervical exams; among others.

CLICK HERE to view a complete list of the FQHC’s in Maine’s 2nd District that offer these federally-supported Women’s Health Care Services, in addition to other services:

  • Menstrual and Birth Control Consults
  • STD and HPV Tests
  • Annual Exams and Pap Smears
  • Infection Testing
  • Breast Exams and Cervical Cancer Screenings

Congressman Poliquin has repeatedly voted to increase federal funding for these services so they are available to women in Maine.

 

More on Health Care

July 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) today announced he would not support a repeal of the ACA, the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare, without a viable alternative.

 

June 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement after continued reports of the unsustainability of ObamaCare:

 

May 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement:

 

“In the last 48 hours my father suffered a stroke and I had to rush back home from Washington to help him. My own son has an asthma condition—a pre-existing condition. I've seen health care up close. We need to do the best job we possibly can when it comes to health care so Maine people get the care they need,” said Congressman Poliquin.

 

March 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL-13) was joined by Congressman Bruce Poliquin (R-ME-02) in introducing the Senior Accessible Housing Act, bipartisan legislation to help seniors live more independently. The bill makes home modifications more affordable so seniors can more easily and safely continue living in their own residences as they grow older. Original co-sponsors of the bill include Reps. G.K.

March 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement:

 

“ObamaCare is failing, and it’s critical that Congress works to fix it to rescue the Maine families it’s impacting. But let’s do this right,” said Congressman Poliquin.

 

March 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) urged the President and House Leadership to ensure that rural Mainers and the elderly would be able to buy policies under the American Health Care Act, the Affordable Care Act — commonly called ObamaCare — replacement moving through Congress.

 

March 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement on the American Health Care Act, legislation to repeal and replace the rapidly failing ObamaCare health care law and bring relief to tens of thousands of Maine families:

 

February 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Recent reports from Mainebiz provide further warnings on the sustainability of Obamacare in Maine, echoing concerns Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) has been expressing. 

 

According to a report from the Maine Bureau of Insurance, Community Health Options—one of only three insurers on the entire ObamaCare market in Maine—finished 2016 with a total net loss of $58.3 million. 

 

January 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is formally announcing that since he was first sworn-in for his first term in office in January 2015 he has chosen not to accept the special congressional heath care benefits afforded to Members of Congress:

 

January 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement regarding forthcoming legislative action this week in the U.S. House of Representatives designed to lay the foundation to bring much needed health insurance relief to thousands of Maine families suffering under the rapidly failing ObamaCare law:‎