Joe Lawlor

Joe Lawlor

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Latest Articles by Joe Lawlor

April 17, 2014

Dental therapist position approved by Maine Senate

The bill goes to Gov. Paul LePage for his signature.

April 15, 2014

Maine Senate fails to override LePage’s veto of MaineCare rides bill

The vote along party lines is 20-15, which falls short of the two-thirds majority necessary for a successful override.

April 3, 2014

Harvard Pilgrim likely to join Maine’s health insurance marketplace

The Massachusetts-based nonprofit plans to be the third ACA option for Mainers in 2015, with sign-ups beginning this fall.

April 2, 2014

Maine study suggests arsenic in drinking water could lower intelligence

Researchers who tested 272 schoolchildren find for the first time that even low levels of exposure may affect IQ, but the results need further confirmation.

March 31, 2014

Local nonprofits bid on MaineCare rides contracts

Six nonprofits want to replace the contractor that has been blamed for missed MaineCare rides.

March 30, 2014

Tests on Mainers set to start in national study of diabetes and Vitamin D

One of the largest such studies ever done in the state will help indicate whether the vitamin can help prevent the more common form of the disease.

March 29, 2014

Maine State Police arrest couple wanted in Massachusetts shooting

Police stop the vehicle on Interstate 295 in Bowdoin.

March 26, 2014

Uninsured given extra time to sign up for Affordable Care Act

Maine residents are signing up at fast pace in the final week.

March 24, 2014

Maine Senate votes in favor of MaineCare rides fixes

The bill would cancel the contract of underperforming company CTS and give local providers a better chance to win contracts. DHHS opposes the plan.

March 21, 2014

Doughnut-croissant pastry selling big in South Portland

A court order forces Little Bigs bakery to rename the pastry, but it doesn’t dampen demand.