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Jul 29, 2014 | Portland Press Herald

Michaud predicts broad support for Veterans Affairs reform bill

The proposal is aimed at solving problems that have forced veterans to endure long waits for health care.

Jul 29, 2014 | Bangor Daily News

Tentative agreement reached on US veterans’ funding bill

Rep. Mike Michaud said Monday in Portland that a compromise reached over the weekend that is aimed at resolving the Veterans Affairs health care crisis represents a positive short-term step, but more systemic overhauls are needed.

Jul 29, 2014 | Politico

The knock-down, drag out fight that led to a VA deal

Top negotiators on a deal to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs turned to an unusual strategy that helped them arrive at Monday’s agreement: knock-down, drag-out arguing.

Jul 29, 2014 | The Hill

$17B deal reached to overhaul VA

House and Senate negotiators have agreed to a $17 billion bill meant to reform the Veterans Affairs Department, setting up a scramble this week to send the legislation to President Obama’s desk.

Jul 25, 2014 | MPBN

Reforming the VA: Maine Delegation Wants Agreement on Fix Before Recess

Congressional negotiations on a bill to reform the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and address the myriad of problems in the agency, are at an impasse with the co-chairs of the conference committee blaming each other for delays.

Jul 24, 2014 | Associated Press

Michaud Helps To Found Medicaid Expansion Caucus

Issues: Health Care

Democrat Mike Michaud has decried Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s decision to forgo Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Now he’s a founding member of the State Medicaid Expansion Caucus.

Jul 23, 2014 | Bangor Daily News

Maine delegates laud proposed steps to prevent Lac-Megantic-level railway disaster in US

The U.S. Department of Transportation rolled out a series of proposed new rail safety rules on Wednesday, including phasing out tens of thousands of older railway tanker cars used to transport flammable liquids over the next two years.

Jul 1, 2014 | Kennebec Journal

Togus opens new clinic for women’s health care in Augusta

The state VA says the addition aims to provide better care as the number of women in service swells.

Jun 30, 2014 | WCSH-TV

VA dedicates new Women's Clinic at Togus, hope more women will seek VA care

Maine has more than 10,000 women who are military veterans, and they finally have a special clinic at the Togus VA hospital.

Jun 30, 2014 | Associated Press

Women’s Clinic Opens At Augusta VA Facility

A new clinic for women veterans has opened at the VA Maine Healthcare Systems-Togus in Augusta.