Maine AllCare’s Waldo County Chapter announces its spring launch party for Saturday, May 12, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Belfast Boathouse.

The party will begin with music and wine and cheese, followed by a few rounds of “Health Jeopardy,” a game designed by chapter members to test local wits; the evening’s finale will be the screening of a short movie on universal health care.

There is no entrance fee to this event, although money will be accepted toward the organizational goals of Maine AllCare’s statewide organization.

Maine AllCare is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization established in 2012 as a chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program, a nonprofit research and education organization of 20,000 physicians, medical students and health professionals who support single-payer national health insurance.

Founding physician of Maine AllCare, Phil Caper, refuting the notion that doctors oppose universal health care, says “working to replace the profit-driven culture of health care delivery with an ethic of service to the public and the Hippocratic imperative of ‘putting the patient first,’ we could create a health care system that not only covers all Mainers, but does so for less than we are now spending.”

For more information about Waldo County’s Chapter of Maine AllCare, go to or contact Art Shea at 508-450-8093 or Mike Ray at 763-4494.