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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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County Health Practitioner Weigh In On Healthcare Coverage Debate in Augusta

County Health Practitioner Weigh In On Healthcare Coverage Debate in Augusta

| March 6, 2014

More Mainers could be seeing more medical services by way of Obamacare and mainly Medicaid. A bill that’s been halted in the Maine legislature could be moving forward this week. The bill would expand health care coverage thousands of Mainers under Medicaid if approved. But the bill has been chiefly opposed by Governor LePage. Still […]

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Medicaid Conflict of Interest

Medicaid Conflict of Interest

| February 25, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The head of Maine’s ethics commission says Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves’ support of a bill to expand Medicaid coverage under the federal health care law is not a conflict of interest. Jonathan Wayne, executive director of the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices, says in a letter to Eves […]

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State of the State Address

State of the State Address

| February 4, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Governor Paul LePage is gearing up to deliver his State of the State address to the Democratic-controlled Legislature. In his speech Tuesday night, the Republican governor is expected to focus on improvements to the economy under his watch, like a declining unemployment rate, and his administration’s efforts to reform the […]

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LePage Preparing State of the State Address

LePage Preparing State of the State Address

| February 3, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage is preparing to deliver his third State of the State address that’s likely to tout improvements to Maine’s economy under his watch and focus on efforts to reform the state’s welfare programs. LePage will deliver his speech Tuesday before the Democratic-controlled that frequently clashes with the Republican […]

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