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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine

Health Care

The Administration’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 Second District and fix this flawed law by repealing 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 Second District afford quality healthcare while helping our small businesses grow.

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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:‎

 

December 1, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) applauded the U.S. House of Representative’s passage of the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act yesterday, a comprehensive bill that will make major investments in innovative medical research, help find cures and treatments for diseases, and provide critical support to combat the opioid epidemic in Maine and other states across the nation. Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:

 

September 23, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In response to concerns from Maine rural fire chiefs about the impact the jump in EpiPen prices is having on their local departments, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ease restrictions on prospective providers from entering the marketplace, to help open up competition in order to drive down the costs or to allow for an alternative, affordable treatment to be made available.

 

September 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a founding member of the Congressional Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic, joined Republicans and Democrats in urging Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to include critical funding for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) in the anticipated continuing resolution spending bill that will likely be voted on in the House later this month.  The bipartisan group of lawmakers sent a letter to the House leaders this week.

 

September 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Maine’s 2nd District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, voted in favor of a bill to block an increase in taxes on seniors under ObamaCare that is scheduled to occur on January 1, 2017.  The Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and Seniors Act passed the House 261-147 with bipartisan support.

 

August 16, 2016 Event

Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a founding member of the Congressional Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic, hosted a Congressional Town Hall in Auburn-Lewiston at Central Maine Community College's Kirk Hall to connect families to area addiction prevention and treatment resources. 

 

July 29, 2016 Press Release

VEAZIE, Maine – Today, Maine’s 2nd District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, met with Gabe Griffin, an 11 year-old who has been diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), and a group of cyclists that are part of the Ride4Gabe campaign, a 2,200-mile bicycle ride from Houtlon, Maine to Mobile, Alabama seeking to raise awareness and fundraise for research into cures and treatments for the disease.  DMD is a progressive muscle wasting disorder that mostly affects boys in their early adolescence.  Ride4Gabe is the second bike ride of its kind launched by Hope 4 Gabe, the orig

July 22, 2016 Press Release

HERMON, Maine – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), announced his support for the HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act with a stop at Dysart’s Restaurant to purchase a ‘PurpleBerry Pie with a Purpose.’ So far, Dysart’s has raised awareness and more than $10,000 from the sales of the almond-topped Maine blueberry pie, a limited edition menu option at the iconic Eastern Maine truck stop aimed to