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LePage Vetoes Maine Bill Aimed at Funding Medicaid Expansion

July 03, 2018
Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) vetoed a funding mechanism for the state's Medicaid expansion Monday (July 2), the same day that more than 70,000 people were scheduled to become newly eligible for coverage under the ballot initiative the state's voters approved in November. LePage issued a statement saying he had no choice but to veto the funding measure, which he called "a hasty, ill-conceived bill drawing upon two unsustainable budget gimmicks." Advocates for beneficiaries urged people in the expansion population...


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