Maine State Rep. Helen Rankin (D-Hiram) Speaks to Colleagues in Support of LD 1546: “From My Heart to Yours”

Posted on May 24, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , |

This floor speech (VIDEO) by Rep. Helen Rankin was not prepared in advance, but rather delivered from the heart from some notes, during Tuesday evening’s debate on LD 1546, “An Act To Strengthen Maine’s Hospitals, Increase Access to Health Care and Provide for a New Spirits Contract”.

100_5488In her address to her colleagues, Rankin speaks of being a child of the Depression, of losing her older sister at a young age due to the family’s inability to receive health care, of her mother working three jobs to provide for the family, of her own long life of good health and unexpected quadruple bypass this past year. She spoke of the wonderful life-saving treatment she received, due to being able to access health care, and concerns for those who do not have the same ability to access it as she and the House members can.

Her conclusion: “Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. I say that from my heart, to your heart.”

*Related:

Maine Speaker Of The House Mark Eves Urges Passage Of Medicaid Expansion Bill LD 1546 (Video; Text)

Floor Speech Of Rep. Drew Gattine (D-Westbrook) In Support Of LD 1546: Making The Case To Accepting Federal Funds

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