Governor LePage Announces Nick Adolphsen to Serve as Senior Health Policy Advisor

July 13, 2017

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage today announced Nick Adolphsen has joined the Office of the Governor as his Senior Health Policy Advisor. As Senior Health Policy Advisor, Adolphsen counsels the Governor on health care and health insurance-related legislation and regulation.

“I have been very pleased with the expertise Nick has brought to our office already and expect him to continue to play a significant role in health care policy moving forward,” said Governor LePage.

Adolphsen previously served as Director of Government Relations and Policy for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), where he worked from 2011 managing and developing legislation, budget proposals and implementing newly approved public laws. Adolphsen replaces David Sorensen, who now serves as speech writer for President Donald J. Trump in Washington, D.C.

Adolphsen will assist Governor LePage as he continues to be engaged in health care policy on a national level during debate in Congress over the American Health Care Act. Of particular importance to the nation and Maine is a proposed prohibition on further expansion of Medicaid. “If Maine were to choose to expand Medicaid today, it would cost an estimated $375 million over the next 5 years, saddling Maine’s taxpayers with a significant increase to our General Fund budget,” said Governor LePage.

Prior to his work at the Department of Health and Human Services, Adolphsen served the Maine House of Representatives Republican Office, where he worked on behalf of 13 State Representatives as a point of contact for constituents, resolving constituent matters involving various state agencies and local government officials, and provided detailed information on legislation. Adolphsen also was campaign manager for Maine State Senate candidates in 2010.

Adolphsen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Maine, Orono.