Maine House fails to override LePage veto of Medicaid expansion

2018-07-10 | , The Hill

July 9, 2018 - Lawmakers in Maine's state House failed to override the governor's veto of a bill that would fund the first year of Medicaid expansion.

 

The lawmakers voted 85-58 to uphold Republican Gov. Paul LePage's veto of the $60 million bill, falling short of the two-thirds majority needed to pass the bill.

 

That $60 million — which was slated to come from budget surplus revenue and the state's tobacco settlement fund — would have been matched by $500 million in federal funds to expand Medicaid to more low-income adults in the state. 

 

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