Federal funds were earmarked for Maine 3 years ago that would provide health insurance to 70,000 Mainers by expanding Medicaid coverage. The Maine Legislature passed legislation five times to put these federal funds to work for Maine. The Governor has vetoed each bill.
No one should be blocked from accessing affordable health insurance, especially when so many need healthcare or medicine and there are simple ways to improve the system. You can find out more about the many benefits of Maine Medicaid expansion here. The Maine Center for Economic Policy has also published a map of the benefits of Medicaid expansion, where you can learn about the positive impacts for your county.
Maine AllCare is part of a coalition of advocates, providers, patients and organizations that are supporting Question 2. If you would like to participate in the “get out the vote” effort on behalf of Question 2, please contact Jennie Pirkl – Question 2 campaign manager at firstname.lastname@example.org