Healthy communities and a healthy workforce are essential to our state’s success.
Speaker Gideon believes that health care is a right, not a privilege, and thinks that every Mainer deserves access to universal, affordable, quality care.
During her time in the legislature, she has repeatedly supported efforts to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. This expansion would have reduced uncompensated care that shifts costs onto all of our people and businesses and injected $400 million into Maine’s economy. This issue is now headed to the ballot and Sara fully supports its passage to provide health coverage to 70,000 Mainers.
Sara is also committed to tackling the problems that remain in our health care system, including cracking down on runaway prescription drug prices and addressing mental health with the same seriousness that we treat physical health.
She is a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood and all providers of the full range of family planning and reproductive health services. She believes all women deserve access to critical primary and preventive health care services to, including preventative care, birth control, and cancer screenings.
In her service to the state, she has worked across the aisle to combat the drug crisis threatening too many Maine families. By strengthening prevention, education, treatment, and law enforcement efforts, specifically increasing access to naloxone, she has displayed a commitment to saving every life possible.