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More than 500 Maine Children Waiting to be Adopted

More than 500 Maine Children Waiting to be Adopted

| March 30, 2015

There is a shortage of foster and adoptive homes available in the state.  The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) drew attention to this increasing problem Monday.  According to a press release, in Maine, there are currently 1,990 children in foster care.  Of those children, 502 are seeking adoption. “Unfortunately, the number of […]

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Riverview Hospital Seeks Additional Staff

Riverview Hospital Seeks Additional Staff

| February 12, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is requesting money to hire more than two dozen new workers at Riverview Psychiatric Center to help deal with what some call dangerous conditions. Agency Commissioner Mary Mayhew appeared Wednesday before the Legislature’s Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee to discuss the 92-bed, state-run […]

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Maine Launching Photos on Welfare Cards Statewide

Maine Launching Photos on Welfare Cards Statewide

| June 30, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Welfare recipients throughout Maine will soon receive new benefit cards with their photos on them that are designed to reduce fraud and abuse. The Department of Health and Human Services says that it will begin handing out the new electronic benefit transfer cards throughout Maine on Tuesday. The state began issuing […]

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State Terminates Contract with Medicaid Consultant

State Terminates Contract with Medicaid Consultant

| June 13, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is ending its contract with a consultant who missed deadlines and faced plagiarism accusations for a report about how to overhaul the state’s Medicaid program. Officials said Friday that early termination will mean a loss of $450,400 to the Alexander Group. The total […]

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Michaud Says Maine Needs Health Department Oversight

Michaud Says Maine Needs Health Department Oversight

| June 5, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud says Maine needs an oversight agency to combat waste and fraud in its welfare programs and mismanagement in the health department. The Democrat trying to unseat Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday that he will create an Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and […]

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