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Maine’s Governor Pushes for Medicaid Changes

Governor Paul LePage stated that he will push for a reduction in Medicaid eligibility that will put Maine on par with most states throughout the nation. LePage believes the state runs the risk of an influx of residents from out-of-state, if Maine continues to offer these “richer” benefits, jeopardizing the state budget. Opponents state that this action would leave 30,000 residents without insurance coverage.

Maine Resources

Maine: 2010 Tobacco Fact Sheet

The Legacy Foundation’s 2010 fact sheet on Maine’s tobacco usage and state laws.

Maine’s Opportunities to Implement Health Reform

The Advisory Committee of Health System Development released a draft report on December 8, 2010, “Options and Opportunities for Implementing the ACA in Maine.” This report demonstrates how well Maine is positioned to implement national health reform.

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