Articles by Lindsay Tice

Maine Medical Center, the state's largest hospital and a facility in the MaineHealth system.

MaineHealth advances plan to consolidate all member hospitals

By Lindsay Tice on June 09, 2017, at 10:57 a.m.
The move has the potential to affect hundreds of thousands of Mainers.
Audrey Tripp and her children, Elijah, 8, and Adele, 7, play with Cecilly, a baby Nigerian dwarf goat at their Auburn home. The Tripp family was given permission from the city to keep two goats as pets. But the city is now saying the family can not keep the goats because there's an ordinance against it.

Maine city OKs pet goats, then tells family they have to go

By Lindsay Tice on May 24, 2017, at 10:04 a.m.
“I don’t understand why we can’t just keep them. It doesn’t seem like it’s hurting anything. We already had permission.”
Dr. Amanda Bisol, co-owner of The Animal Medical Clinic in Skowhegan, examines Gretchen Rinaldi's cat Tucker during his yearly checkup in Skowhegan.

New opioid rules largely silent on veterinarian concerns

By Lindsay Tice on April 01, 2017, at 9:15 a.m.
Veterinarians hoped the rules would address a host of concerns about their role in the policing of opioid prescriptions. They don’t.
Dr. Gary Stuer examines Pearl at the Bethel Animal Hospital on Tuesday afternoon. Stuer prescribes pain medication for the 3-year-old dog.

Maine veterinarians say new pain meds law puts animals, humans at risk

By Lindsay Tice on March 29, 2017, at 8:01 a.m.
“I can’t live with (the current law),” veterinarian Gail Mason said. “I don’t want to access people’s medical records. I’m not their physician.”
Kevin Lewis, CEO of Community Health Options

CEO: Maine health insurance co-op doing better than a year ago

By Lindsay Tice on Jan. 12, 2017, at 4:17 p.m.
“Despite the difficulties we’ve gone through, we’re frankly a stronger company as a result,” said CEO Kevin Lewis.
Franklin Memorial Hospital can be seen in Farmington in this 2014 file photo.

In Farmington, MaineHealth proposal reignites concerns about local control

By Lindsay Tice on Dec. 13, 2016, at 12 a.m.
MaineHealth is talking about consolidating all members under a single authority.

Maine House candidate moved out of state without telling election officials

By Lindsay Tice on Nov. 01, 2016, at 12:10 p.m.
The Republican candidate for House District 59 has moved to Arizona for college and is no longer running for the seat, according to his father.
Kevin Lewis, CEO of Maine Community Health Options in Lewiston

Maine’s only health insurance co-op sues feds over $23 million

By Lindsay Tice on Aug. 10, 2016, at 2:34 p.m.
Community Health Options, the state’s only health insurance co-op, has filed a lawsuit against the federal government claiming it owes the co-op nearly $23 million in promised payments.
Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew

Mayhew, Riverview head to meet with legislators next month

By Lindsay Tice on Dec. 15, 2015, at 1:55 p.m.
The Legislature’s Government Oversight Committee will not have to subpoena members of the governor’s administration to compel them to answer questions about the Riverview Psychiatric Center.

Report: State record retention program in disarray

By Lindsay Tice on April 11, 2015, at 9:14 a.m.

As Maine’s uninsured rate drops, Lewiston co-op again woos most Obamacare enrollees

By Lindsay Tice on Feb. 24, 2015, at 1:58 p.m.
Sharon Leahy-Lind

Maine agrees to pay former CDC manager $142,000 to settle whistleblower suit

By Lindsay Tice on Feb. 17, 2015, at 5:43 p.m.
Sharon Leahy-Lind

Maine settles whistle-blower lawsuit with former CDC manager who said bosses told her to shred documents

By Lindsay Tice on Jan. 13, 2015, at 6:04 p.m.
Barb Gabri

Barb Gabri of Lewiston: ‘Rolling the dice’ without insurance

By Lindsay Tice on Jan. 04, 2015, at 6:11 a.m.
Kevin Lewis, CEO of Maine Community Health Options in Lewiston

Lewiston insurer is a national ‘rock star’

By Lindsay Tice on Jan. 04, 2015, at 6:04 a.m.

36,000 Mainers pick Obamacare insurance plans

By Lindsay Tice on Dec. 30, 2014, at 1:50 p.m.

Answers to frequently asked questions about the Affordable Care Act

By Lindsay Tice on Dec. 29, 2014, at 5:41 a.m.

Sherri Tripp: ‘I think it’s wonderful’

By Lindsay Tice on Dec. 28, 2014, at 9:42 a.m.

Blake Pooler: Finally insured, for $160 a month

By Lindsay Tice on Dec. 28, 2014, at 9:38 a.m.

From ‘hellish’ to health care: The Affordable Care Act in Maine 1 year later

By Lindsay Tice on Dec. 28, 2014, at 5:19 a.m.