An advocacy group is again accusing Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration of flouting the law in the latest legal battle over voter-approved Medicaid expansion in Maine
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An advocacy group is again accusing Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s administration of flouting the law in the latest legal battle over voter-approved Medicaid expansion in Maine.
Maine Equal Justice Partners argued Tuesday that the Maine Supreme Judicial Court should reject the administration’s latest filing.
The administration appealed a superior court order requiring him to file a Medicaid expansion plan by June 11. The governor’s administration argues it shouldn’t have to file the paperwork during the appeal.
But a lower court judge said Friday the paperwork must still be filed. LePage’s administration on Monday asked Maine’s high court to weigh in.
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Mainers voted last fall to expand Medicaid to over 70,000 low-income adults by July 2.
LePage says lawmakers must fund Maine’s share of expansion costs under his terms.