Pingree Urges LePage to Implement Medicaid Expansion Approved by Voters
PORTLAND, Maine – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today released the following statement calling on Maine’s Governor to implement the nation’s first-ever voter-approved Medicaid Expansion law:
“The LePage Administration’s continued attempts to veto Maine voters is cruel and costly. By delaying Medicaid Expansion yet again, Governor LePage is leaving tens of thousands of Mainers without health care coverage and keeping millions of federal dollars out of our state. I urge the governor to listen to the voters and implement Medicaid Expansion so that 80,000 people will finally gain access to care.”
Last fall, after nearly 60 percent of Maine voters approved Medicaid Expansion at the ballot box, Pingree authored an op-ed for the Bangor Daily News urging Governor LePage not to stand in the way of health care for Maine’s most vulnerable. Read her full op-ed here.