LePage wants Medicaid answers

AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage says the federal government is dragging its feet on deciding whether to allow Medicaid cuts affecting 33,000 Mainers.

In his weekly radio address Saturday, the governor appeals to Mainers to call their representatives in Washington and demand that the federal government hurry up and decide whether to allow the cuts, which he says are needed to balance the state budget.

LePage says the cuts, amounting to $20 million, are needed to make sure programs to protect the state's most vulnerable are adequately funded.

In the Democratic response, state Rep. Emily Cain of Orono, the House minority leader, says it's time to set aside politics and to vote in Tuesday's election. Cain also says Mainers can help those hurt by Hurricane Sandy by donating to the Red Cross.

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FRANK EARLEY's picture

Hey Mr. Governor.......

Doesn't your little Republican Play Book, have all the answers? You've been following it so perfectly up to this point, you would think there are provisional plans just for this reason. It seems to cover everything else..........

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Right, gov....

Every state should be able to make up their own application and just answer the questions it wants to answer.

Diana Currier's picture

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you could probably save 2 million when you have doctors stop ripping the card off.... just saying,

DONALD FERLAND's picture

Gee Governor how does it feel

Gee Governor how does it feel to have to wait on someone else's decision. There are some of us in the same boat waiting for decisions from other agencies and being made to jump through hoops just to survive but you decided to take without exceptions. Maybe this should make you reassess some of your decisions because you can't always have it your way.

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