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LePage Vetoes Democrats’ Welfare Bill, 2 Others

LePage Vetoes Democrats’ Welfare Bill, 2 Others

| April 22, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed a bill that would direct the administration to report on efforts to combat welfare fraud. The bill introduced by Democratic Rep. Drew Gattine of Westbrook requires the Department of Health and Human Services to report annually to the Legislature on its efforts to investigate fraud […]

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Maine Panel Endorses $30 Million Budget Fix

Maine Panel Endorses $30 Million Budget Fix

| April 9, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Lawmakers on Maine’s budget-writing committee have reached a deal on a $30 million budget fix that also aims to reduce a wait list for services for people with disabilities. The funding measure approved Wednesday after an all-night session closes a MaineCare shortfall for the fiscal year that ends June 30, 2015. […]

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Mainecare Transport Troubles

Mainecare Transport Troubles

| March 24, 2014

The Maine Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would prevent the state from renewing its contracts with companies for a program that provides non-emergency rides to Medicaid patients. The Democratic-controlled Senate voted 24-14 in favor of Democratic leader Troy Jackson’s bill on Monday. The proposal faces further votes in the House and […]

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Lawmakers Vote to Override LePage Veto of Quit Smoking Bill

Lawmakers Vote to Override LePage Veto of Quit Smoking Bill

| January 16, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers have voted to override Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill aimed at helping Mainers get treatment to quit smoking. The Democratic-controlled House voted 131-10 in support of the bill that provides insurance coverage of costs for tobacco-cessation treatment for Medicaid program members. In his veto letter, Republican […]

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MaineCare Transport Troubles

MaineCare Transport Troubles

| January 9, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s health department says the state won’t renew its contracts with a broker for a MaineCare rides program. The Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that it has notified Coordinated Transportation Solutions that it will not continue the contracts when they expire in June. The company has been criticized […]

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