Maine Voters Set Today To Decide Whether To Expand Medicaid Enrollment
Lawmakers have five times passed bills to expand the state's Medicaid program under the federal health law, but the governor has vetoed the measures.
The Associated Press:
Mainers Set To Vote On Whether To Expand Medicaid
Voters in Maine are headed to the polls Tuesday to decide if they want to join 31 other states and expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. It's the first time since the law took effect that the expansion question has been put before voters. (11/7)
Maine Voters Will Decide If They Want More Access To Medicaid
Question 2 asks Maine voters if they want to provide roughly 70,000 Mainers with health care coverage by expanding eligibility of Medicaid, known as MaineCare. It provides health coverage for people living at or near the poverty line. The national battle over Medicaid expansion began with a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision that conservatives originally hoped would hobble the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's signature legislative achievement. (Mistler, 11/7)