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Medicaid Expansion Ballot

PBS News Hour December 28, 2017

Voters in Maine overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure to expand Medicaid to most low-income adults -- that's at least 70,000 residents who stand to gain health insurance. But the law's fate is still unclear because Gov. Paul LePage says lawmakers must pay for the new law without raising taxes or dipping into the rainy day fund. Special correspondent Sarah Varney of Kaiser Health News reports.

See the PBS News Hour Story (video and transcript) that includes:

Donna Wall cares for her three adult autistic children at her home in Lewiston, Maine. When her sons turned 18 a year-and-a-half ago, Maine’s Medicaid program dropped her health

Portland Press Herald story regarding this issue from October 15, 2017