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Wednesday, November 7, 2001 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | PREVIOUS: Maine Voters Say State Should Provide Universal...
2001-11-07

Maine Voters Say State Should Provide Universal Health Care, Despite Being Outspent Onnon-Binding Resolution By 25-1

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Advocates of government-run universal health care in Portland, Maine claimed a narrow victory yesterday in anonbonding referendum. Nearly 52% of the city’s residents supported the idea that the state should provide universalhealth care.

The universal health care advocates won despite being outspent more than 25-1 by opponents backed by the state’sinsurance companies. They poured nearly $400,000 into a massive TV blitz aimed at overcoming the efforts ofgrassroots activists who had been pushing the measure. They hope the vote will resound with state legislators whenthey reconvene in January.

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  • John Deaven Bocker-Crawl, Co-Director of the Maine People’s Alliance, which spearheaded the universalhealth care initiative.

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