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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

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:


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.