Kaiser Health News, June 5, 2018


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Judge Tells Maine It Must Implement Voter-Approved Medicaid Expansion That Governor Has Been Stonewalling

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Maine was the first state in the nation to expand Medicaid through a public referendum, but seven months later and its still not implemented. Gov. Paul LePage (R) has said he won't expand the program unless lawmakers come up with a way to pay for it under his conditions, but advocates point to the state's $140 million surplus in their argument. LePage will likely ask the judge the stay the ruling during an appeals process.

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