Cites His Family’s Experience With Home Health Care; Flawed Partisan Policy
BIDDEFORD -- Marty Grohman, a businessman and independent candidate for Congress in Maine's first district, today released a new video outlining his opposition to Question 1 on Maine’s November ballot, which would raise taxes in order to pay for new home health care services.
In the video, Grohman outlines his family’s experience with the home health care system and his concern that home health care experts oppose the referendum, which is a purely partisan exercise.
“My family understands this issue firsthand,” Grohman says in the video. “My 90 year old mother lives at home alone in her farm in western Maine and she’s struggling with macular degeneration. We’ve had to arrange home health care. but this piece of legislation will not help. It will increase costs and add to waiting lists, and that’s why a long list of people in this business oppose it. This piece of legislation is flawed because it was not done in a bipartisan manner.”
All four gubernatorial candidates have also come out in opposition to Question 1, as have some federal candidates.