State of Maine secondary Archives: on Health Care


Angus King: Fund prevention programs “Campaign for a Healthy Maine”

A substantial portion of the health care bill in Maine is avoidable, because it relates to health care costs we bring on ourselves - through choices about the way we live. Four chronic diseases - cardiovascular and lung disease, cancer, and diabetes- all related to smoking, lack of exercise and poor diet- kill 75% of Maine people.
    I propose that we use the money received from the national tobacco settlement primarily for a Campaign for a Healthy Maine, an initiative which empowers state agencies, communities, schools, and health care providers to effectively address this chronic disease epidemic [focusing on]:
  1. Prevention and cessation of smoking in Maine, especially among our young people.
  2. Promoting prevention measures within our schools and our communities.
  3. Alcohol and substance abuse prevention.
  4. A new psychiatric treatment center and investments in community mental health that will improve the delivery of these critical services.
Source: 2001 State of the State address to the Me. legislature Jan 24, 2001

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