Tag Archives: Health

Trump’s threat to Obamacare

This article, by Steven E. Barkan of the University of Maine was originally published on the Bangor Daily News opinion page on July 14, 2020. Does it make sense, especially during a pandemic, to end the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare)? Donald Trump and the Republican Party evidently think so. Last month, the Trump administration urged the […]

Hunger weakens our society. House Farm Bill would make it worse.

Luisa Deprez, University of Southern Maine, and Lisa Dodson, Brandeis University. Originally posted in the Bangor Daily News June 5, 2018. Maine has the third highest rate of people in the nation who routinely don’t get enough to eat. It is a ranking that tells us that tens of thousands of low-income Mainers suffer from […]