I commend Sen. Tom Saviello for his bipartisan efforts on MaineCare/Medicaid expansion. As good representatives should, he and Sen. Roger Katz addressed the opposition’s objections and worked to provide health care to about 70,000 Mainers with LD 1487.

Amazingly, some previous supporters in the House even changed their vote to sustain the governor’s veto.

Maine residents and the medical community need that expansion to support a healthy work force and grow the state economy.

House candidate Ed David has promised to support Sens. Saviello and Katz in getting the needed legislation passed next year. It is more than time to get it done.

Colon Durrell, Farmington

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