Stories about Department of Health and Human Services


Fort Kent hospital cited for altering medical records of patient who reported domestic abuse

By Jackie Farwell on July 18, 2014, at 4:58 p.m.

White House announces tens of millions of additional funding to address immigrant surge

By Reuters on June 20, 2014, at 1:49 p.m.

Sweetser to close Brunswick mental health facility, blames DHHS for lack of funding

By Seth Koenig on May 28, 2014, at 2:30 p.m.

Bangor councilors to consider moratorium on suboxone treatment center expansions

By Nick McCrea on Oct. 21, 2013, at 6:32 p.m.
The State House in Augusta.

Democrats blast LePage’s opposition to Medicaid expansion; GOP says new bill to broaden eligibility will fail

By Mario Moretto on Sept. 17, 2013, at 5:35 p.m.
 Sally Ann Schofield of Chelsea, arrives at the Lincoln County Superior Courthouse in Wiscasset for the first day of her non-jury trial in June 2002.  Schofield, a former DHS worker, later was convicted of depraved indifference murder and manslaughter of foster child, Logan Marr, 5, in January 2001.

Judge won’t change probation conditions for Maine woman who killed foster child

By Judy Harrison on May 15, 2013, at 3:42 p.m.
Stephen Bowen

State moves toward more collaboration in early childhood education

By Christopher Cousins on Jan. 31, 2013, at 2:36 p.m.

State revenues continue in the red, pose additional budget problems

By Mal Leary on Nov. 23, 2012, at 11:01 a.m.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage acknowledges members in the gallery before delivering his first State of the State address at the State House in Augusta on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012.

Fact-checking LePage’s State of the State

By Eric Russell on Jan. 25, 2012, at 12:59 p.m.
Janet Bouchard (right) of Orland and her boyfriend Jack McCoy (left) are among the thousands of Mainers who stand to be impacted by the proposed DHHS cuts. Bouchard, 55, has been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, sleep apnea, spinal problems and other health issues and requires special equipment and medicines she gets on MaineCare to maintain a semblance of a normal life. McCoy, 57, a Vietnam-era veteran, has some military medical benefits as well as MaineCare and Medicare.

Without MaineCare, childless adults say they won’t survive

By Jackie Farwell on Dec. 16, 2011, at 11:54 a.m.
Shou-Mei Li, left, wraps a scarf around her husband Hsien-Wen Li, who is an Alzheimer's patient, as their daughter Shirley Rexrode, right, looks on, at their home in San Francisco.

Dementia becomes defining disease of a generation

By Lauran Neergaard, The Associated Press on Sept. 13, 2011, at 6:24 a.m.

Feds may step in as states lag on health reform

By N.C. Aizenman, The Washington Post on Sept. 10, 2011, at 7:44 p.m.

Producer of DHHS sting videos to appear in Maine

By Eric Russell on Aug. 29, 2011, at 2:42 p.m.

Second secret video targets Maine welfare system deficiencies

By Eric Russell on Aug. 18, 2011, at 5:01 p.m.

Groups behind secretly recorded DHHS interview defend decision to promote video

By Steve Mistler, Sun Journal on Aug. 13, 2011, at 11 a.m.

LePage task force takes aim at welfare cheats

By Eric Russell on July 27, 2011, at 2:48 p.m.

Milo man arrested after hitting girlfriend, police say

By Diana Bowley on July 13, 2011, at 9:19 p.m.

LePage chooses Bangor resident as health policy adviser

By Meg Haskell on June 06, 2011, at 5:46 p.m.

Lawmakers want to change welfare, but are the changes constitutional?

By Kevin Miller on April 21, 2011, at 7:19 p.m.

Maine House, Senate, off for school vacation week

The Associated Press on April 18, 2011, at 5:54 a.m.