A democracy of the people, by the people and for the people demands transparency and accountability from those officials, both elected and appointed, whose job it is to serve the public. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is charged with protecting and enhancing the health and well-being of Maine people and protecting and caring for those who are unable to care for themselves.

Yet at every step of the way, DHHS seems unwilling to protect those who need it most: babies and children, people with disabilities and mental illness, poor people, those suffering from substance use disorder, and refugees and other new Mainers. When any government agency fails so completely at its stated goals, it is time for accountability. Below is a timeline of the ways DHHS is failing Maine people.

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