Annie E. Casey Foundation

A new report finds that 85 percent of children in Maine with young parents live in low-income households.

Report: More Kids Going Without Health Coverage in Maine

Jun 13, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine - A new report says the percentage of Maine children without health care coverage grew 50 percent in Maine during a five-year period that coincided with tightened Medicaid eligibility guidelines and the governor's decision not to expand Medicaid.
 
Neither of those actions by the LePage administration affected coverage for children, but child welfare advocates believe children nonetheless went off the Medicaid rolls when their parents lost coverage.