​Column: The Healthcare Fix

​Phil Caper has been writing this column in The Bangor Daily News since 2011. View columns here.

Making changes in Maine 

​Here's what's going on in Maine

Expand Medicare to Serve all Veterans

The problem with long wait times for veterans seeking care...


"Do you know that by improving our medicare system and expanding it to include everyone, we can....


avert confusion, have access to healthcare when we need it without added costs, and provide peace of mind for all our fellow citizens?  The losers are the insurance and pharmaceutical executives who are realizing extortion-level profits from our current healthcare "system" in the United States.  Let's be realistic here. Rising costs and increasingly limited access to the healthcare we need is strangling our country. Yet many of us are saying, "I've got my coverage, so why change things?"  

Improved medicare for all​

 What's Not To Like?

​It covers everybody, costs less, is more popular and has better results.  What is it?

;"​If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there."

-Lewis Carroll

"Some men see things the way they are and say why.

I dream things that never were and say why not."

– George Bernard Shaw

Dr. Phil Caper