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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

| 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

| 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

| 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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MaineCare Transport Troubles

| January 31, 2014

SANFORD, Maine (AP) – A Sanford-based nonprofit that will stop providing rides for Maine Medicaid patients has let go more than 20 employees. York County Community Action Corp. announced in December that it would stop working with the state contractor that arranges rides in the county effective Feb. 7 because it was losing money. The […]

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