The Coastal Packet: Maine only state not to improve health coverage

Thursday, September 17

Maine only state not to improve health coverage

Maine Center for Economic Policy - Maine is the only state that hasn't seen any improvement in health coverage since 2010. Every other state [is] covering more people and they have a lower percentage of their population without insurance. While a big driver of this is expanded Medicaid, even those states that haven't accepted federal funds to provide health care to low-income residents are still seeing significant gains in health coverage thanks to other provisions of the ACA.

The governor's success in cutting access to health care for low-income individuals and parents in his first term and his continued opposition to accepting federal funds to expand Medicaid make Maine an outlier when it comes to making sure that more people have access to affordable health care. 

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