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LePage Vows to Veto any Medicaid Expansion Bill

AUGUSTA, Maine - In his weekly radio address, Gov. Paul LePage blasts two fellow Republican lawmakers for proposing an expansion of Medicaid. He says should the bill pass, he will veto it.

"We have vetoed Medicaid expansion five times," he says, "and we will veto it every time electioneering politicians try to bring it up."

LePage says Medicaid expansion has not worked in other states. He says those states that have expanded are now facing cost overruns in the millions of dollars. He calls proposals to expand Medicaid to those needing drug treatment election year politics.


Journalist Mal Leary spearheads Maine Public's news coverage of politics and government and is based at the State House.