Accepting federal health care dollars will strengthen Maine

May 14, 2013
by Rep. John Schneck, D-Bangor, is serving his first term in the Maine House of Representatives.
Bangor Daily News


This year, Maine has a chance to take a major step forward in health insurance coverage. The federal government, through the Affordable Care Act, will pay for Maine to cover nearly 70,000 more of its citizens.

Democrats in the Legislature are moving forward with a bill that would accept these federal dollars and accelerate the final debt payment owed to Maine’s hospitals. Lawmakers and Gov. Paul LePage should embrace this proposal.


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