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MaineCare Must Prioritize Nursing Homes, Waitlists Over Able-Bodied Adults

March 14, 2014

AUGUSTA - House Republican leaders on Friday called attention to the underfunding of services for disabled and elderly Mainers, saying that these should be the priorities of Maine's scarce Medicaid dollars, not able-bodied, predominantly young adults.

"Medicaid and other public assistance p...

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Approps Votes Out Two Versions of Gov's Rainy Day Fund Bill

March 14, 2014

AUGUSTA - The Maine Legislature's Appropriations and Financial Affairs (AFA) Committee late Friday voted on LD 1807, Governor Paul LePage's bill to replenish the state's rainy day fund.

"Governor LePage provided a plan to restore the rainy day fund and release the bonds, letting us move for...

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House Republicans Call on Rank-and-File Dems to Reconsider Expansion

March 12, 2014

AUGUSTA - Maine House Republican leadership on Wednesday urged rank-and-file House Democrats to join them in voting against ObamaCare's welfare expansion. Their call comes as the Maine Senate takes up LD 1487, a measure to expand the beleaguered MaineCare system to 70,000 able-bodied adults. The b...

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Gov's Business Zone Proposal Means Real Reform for Maine's Economy

March 10, 2014

AUGUSTA - Maine House Republican Leaders on Monday expressed enthusiasm and support for Governor Paul LePage's "Open for Business Zone" proposal being rolled out in a visit to Brunswick.

The Governor's proposal would create geographic zones in Maine that offer tax relief, regulatory reform,...

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New Survey: Maine Small Biz Opposed to Medicaid Expansion

March 10, 2014

AUGUSTA - House Republican leaders on Monday said a new survey of small business owners in Maine shows that expanding Medicaid under ObamaCare would cripple Maine's ability to retain and attract jobs for years.

The survey, released Monday morning by the Maine affiliate of the nonpartisan, n...

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In Partisan Vote, Dems Move Medicaid Expansion Through Committee

March 6, 2014

AUGUSTA - Majority Democrats on the Maine Legislature's Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee late Thursday afternoon voted in favor of LD 1578, the bill to expand Medicaid to able-bodied adults under ObamaCare. All five of the committee's Republican lawmakers voted against the controversial me...

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