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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 9, 2018 Press Release

BANGOR, Maine – Alongside Maine rural community leaders, state lawmakers, medical professionals, law enforcement personnel and others, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) and U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) joined U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett for a forum focusing on the opioid crisis in rural Maine.

 

May 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, pushed for a bipartisan and bicameral bill to move forward in order to prevent any disruption in health care services for rural Maine Veterans through the Veterans Choice Program (VCP), which, without action from Congress, will run out of funding by May 31.

 

March 26, 2018 Press Release

POLIQUIN ANNOUNCES HE IS NOW CO-CHAIRMAN OF BIPARTISAN RURAL HOSPITALS CAUCUS IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS

 

AUGUSTA, Maine – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) hosted leaders from several hospitals across Maine, national officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and others for a roundtable to focus on ensuring these Maine hospitals receive the outstanding payments they are owed by the VA.

 

March 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a founding member of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, is leading on bipartisan legislation—along with Congresswoman Ann Kuster (D-NH-02) and Congressman Evan Jenkins (R-WV-03)—to direct the $1 billion in federal funding allocated to combat the opioid crisis to states such as Maine that have been hit hardest by the epidemic.

 

January 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) and more than 20 Democrats and Republicans from the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, of which he is a founding member, announced their 2018 legislative agenda to continue the fight against the opioid epidemic in Maine and around the nation.

 

October 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a founding member of the Congressional Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic, released the following statement after the White House declared the opioid epidemic as a public health emergency:

 

“Every day we hear about and know fellow Mainers—friends, family, and neighbors—who fall victim to the horrific opioid crisis in our State,” said Congressman Poliquin. “This is an emergency, and I am thankful the President agrees.

 

October 19, 2017 Press Release

LEWISTON, Maine – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, held a press conference in Lewiston to announce a new Veterans bill he is introducing in Congress and to conduct the first meeting of his newly-launched Veteran Advisory Panel.

September 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement in response to the announcement from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield that they will pull out of the marketplace across Maine except for Aroostook, Hancock, and Washington Counties:

 

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: