The state of Maine is in trouble. Reported by Boston.com, Federal officials ponder Maine's Medicaid request: "The planned cuts, due to take effect Oct. 1, cover three areas. They would eliminate Medicaid coverage for 19- and 20-year-olds, cut back access to Medicaid for elderly people already eligible for Medicare and increase eligibility requirements for non-disabled, non-pregnant adults on Medicaid."
Increasingly, programs are being cut in Maine, including Head Start as well.
Want to help?!? Time is running out for the children of Maine.
Maine drivers can now pre-order a license plate to show their support for children in need. The fun new plate, designed by a Maine native, features the state of Maine, colorful children’s handprints and the slogan, “Maine a great place for kids.”
A wonderful and inspired opportunity created by Representatives from Woodfords Family Services, KidsPeace and SMART. License plates designed with children's hand prints are being sold, all proceeds will benefit children in need. Drivers can pre-purchase the new license plate for $25.00 via the Woodfords Family Services
Due to state budget cuts, families across the state are less able to access important programs for their children, including afterschool programming, recreation activities and summer camp. Additionally, these cuts have had a significant impact on recreation programming for children in foster care and kinship placements. Funds raised through the sale of this license plate will go directly to recreation programming for children in need.
But there have been too few plates pre-sold so far. Time is running out to help support the Mainers that need support the most – their children.
Proceeds from the sale of each license plate will go to the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services to support recreation activities and summer camp programs for children in foster care, kinship placements and low income households.
Once 2,000 license plates are pre-sold and the Maine legislature votes to approve the plate, the plates will go into production and be available on an ongoing basis through the Department of Motor Vehicles.