Governor Addresses Maine Medical Association Annual Meeting
September 11, 2009
BAR HARBOR – Governor John E. Baldacci today addressed the Maine Medical Association (MMA) 156th Annual Meeting at the Jackson Laboratory. He praised Gordon Smith, Executive Vice President, and the membership of the association for their active role in working with patients and the public to advance quality health care across Maine and the nation.
“Maine physicians serve on the frontlines of health care,” said the Governor. “I appreciate what we’ve accomplished together in Maine to improve access to quality health care, but more needs to be done, both here and nationally.”
The Governor recognized the Maine Medical Association and its national group, the American Medical Association, for constructively working with the State and Federal executive and legislative branches to advocate on behalf of medical professionals and their patients.
“Working together, we hold the promise of improving health care for all Mainers and all Americans. I applaud the work of President Obama, Maine’s Congressional Delegation, the Maine Legislature, Maine Medical Association and all our partners to ensure that health reform meets this goal,” Governor Baldacci said.