The Maine Heritage Policy Center » medicaid expansion

The Office of Fiscal and Program Review has released the fiscal note for the Medicaid expansion referendum Maine voters will consider this November. The one-page summary of the ballot initiative’s impact projects an annual appropriation from Maine’s General Fund of roughly $54.5 million and esti ...
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They’re at it again. Having repeatedly failed to achieve Medicaid expansion through the legislative process, liberals in Maine have succeeded in putting it on the ballot this November. Despite the new tactics, much has stayed the same in the Medicaid expansion debate, including the overwhelming ev ...
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This Version of Expanded Medicaid is Not Better

If you didn’t know better, you would think that certain legislators in Augusta suffer from short-term memory loss.Every session since the passage of Obamacare, Maine legislators have debated liberal bills that would force Maine to add thousands of people to our expensive and inefficient Medicaid p ...
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Governor Kasich’s Failed Ohio Expansion

Governor John Kasich of Ohio, a likely presidential candidate, visited Maine yesterday to drum up support for a state-led initiative to call for a convention that aims to amend the Constitution to mandate a balanced federal budget.As Maine legislators consider following Kasich’s lead by passing a ...
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Many of Maine’s policymakers have already fallen for the siren call of Medicaid expansion as provided for under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). At first glance, expanding Maine’s Medicaid program looks like free money since Uncle Sam has promised to pick up the entire tab ...
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