Attorney General Frey Statement on the Federal Approval of Medicaid Expansion

April 4, 2019

AUGUSTA - Attorney General Aaron M. Frey issued the following statement regarding the approval of Maine's application to expand Medicaid by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services:

"This decision brings clarity to the state's effort to expand Medicaid to thousands of Mainers in accordance with the will of Maine's voters. The attorneys at the Office of the Attorney General played a significant role in helping the state through this process, including through filing an amicus brief on behalf of the Office while the previous administration was fighting against implementation of the law. Furthermore, the Office assisted the Department of Health and Human Services in securing retroactive financial participation from the federal government. I am proud of their work. This result will help Mainers who qualify get the health coverage they need and we are all better off for that."