Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Feds Scale Back Maine's Medicaid Cuts

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Obama administration has rejected Republican Gov. Paul LePage's plan to cut health care coverage for more than 20,000 low-income Mainers but left intact provisions approved by the former GOP-controlled Legislature that will eliminate benefits for another 12,600 residents.
The administration denied Maine's request to eliminate Medicaid coverage for Maine parents who make between 100 percent and 133 percent of the federal poverty level and to drop coverage for 19- and 20-year-olds, changes that combined would have eliminated coverage for more than 20,000 people.

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