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Fighting COVID-19 and Supporting Healthcare Workers

Fighting COVID-19 and Supporting Healthcare Workers

The American Rescue Plan included $160 billion in essential funding to directly address the COVID-19 pandemic, giving us the resources needed to control the virus and vaccinate the American people.
In Maine, this has meant:

    - $11 million to build infrastructure for community health centers.

    - Nearly $1 million to improve testing in Maine’s at-risk communities.

    - $41 million in funding to improve the state's health system.

    - Funds to make health insurance more affordable.

    - Support for vaccination, testing, tracing, and other key medical needs required to control the virus.

    - With more still to come.

Now, thanks in part to this funding, Maine is one of the nations leaders in vaccination – with over 75% of eligible Maine people being fully vaccinated.