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In Northern Maine, Collaboration Brings Better Health

Christine McDonald, right, was initially skeptical of receiving help from nurse Sally Patterson, but after their visits began she was able to bring her blood sugar under control. More photos "We know that 99% of health decisions that patients make are not happening in the doctor's office. They are happening at home," said Jaime Boyington, who oversees what is known as a community care team for northern Maine's dominant hospital system, EMHS. "We want to meet patients where they are." Insurance companies, the state and the federal Medicare program jointly pay for the program. <br> http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-healthcare-collaboration-20140319-dto,0,2911326.htmlstory

Pelosi: Health law is a ‘winner’ for Democrats

Youll have to ask the member, but I believe its a winner, she told reporters as she marked this Sundays fourth anniversary of the laws passage. + reset Pelosi maintained that the Florida House special election last week, in which Democrat Alex Sink was defeated by a Republican in a race where the health care law was a major issue, showed that Democrats are ready for the next putt because the final results were close. ( PHOTOS: 25 unforgettable Obamacare quotes ) Pelosi also emphasized that health laws name, the Affordable Care Act, is important because it describes what the law will do: lower costs. She said opponents started using Obamacare because they wanted to get away from the word affordable, she added. She said shes made that point to President Barack Obama, who has himself used the term Obamacare at times. And by the way, its called the Affordable Care Act, she told a reporter, repeating the laws name several times. I know you didnt intend anything derogatory, but its called the Affordable Care Act. <br> Pelosi: Health law is a ‘winner’ for Democrats

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