Midcoast Friends Meeting (Quakers) in Damariscotta urges a “yes” vote on Question 2 on this year’s statewide ballot, in order to extend Medicaid to over 70,000 Maine citizens who do not now have health insurance.

We believe that it is our responsibility, as a caring nation, to provide access to adequate health care for the poor and sick among us.

Over 66,000 Maine registered voters petitioned to have Medicaid expansion on the Nov. 7 ballot. Maine’s elected representatives in the state Legislature voted in favor of Medicaid expansion five times, only to have the proposal vetoed by the

governor and not overridden.

To survive financially, our rural hospitals and clinics need all Maine adults and children to have their health care costs covered.

Now is the time to require the state to expand Medicaid coverage through MaineCare. Please vote “yes” on statewide Question 2.

James Matlack

clerk, Midcoast Friends Meeting

Damariscotta