BANGOR – Tonight the Bangor City Council will discuss the repercussions if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.
Millions of Americans currently rely on the Affordable Care Act, including thousands here in Maine.
And with major hospitals such as St. Joseph’s and Eastern Maine Medical Center operating here in Bangor, some city councilors are concerned.
Council Chair, Joe Baldacci stated “Since we are really a hub for major medical employers for eastern and northern Maine, it’s important to our local economy as well as people who have coverage.”
According to Baldacci, the Maine Hospital Association estimates a $300 million loss if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, directly affecting our hospitals here in Bangor.
At tonight’s city council meeting, the council will review a letter written by the city solicitor that outlines concerns for our people and economy.
That letter will then be sent to state officials for consideration.