The Coastal Packet: Supreme Court rejects LePage's Medicaid cuts

Tuesday, June 9

Supreme Court rejects LePage's Medicaid cuts

Reuters - The U.S Supreme Court rejected the state of Maine's bid to revive its plan to trim some young people from its Medicaid rolls.

By declining to hear the case, the court left intact an appeals court ruling that upheld the federal government's decision to reject the state's plan to cut 19- and 20-year-olds from Medicaid. Medicaid is a government health insurance program for low-income and disabled people.

The Boston-based 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in November that Maine's move would violate President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act.

Working Maine -  It turns out Gov. LePage wasted over $100,000 in taxpayer dollars on private lawyers after ignoring AG Mills' advice that his case had zero merit. He wasted all of this money trying to take away healthcare from 6,000 Mainers.

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