Mainers set to vote on whether to expand Medicaid

Mainers set to vote on whether to expand Medicaid




PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Voters in Maine are headed to the polls Tuesday to determine in the event that they need to be a part of 31 different states and develop Medicaid underneath former President Barack Obama’s Inexpensive Care Act.

It’s the primary time because the regulation took impact that the enlargement query has been put earlier than voters.

The poll measure comes after Maine’s Republican governor vetoed 5 makes an attempt to develop this system. It additionally acts as a bookend to a 12 months through which President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans tried and failed repeatedly to repeal Obama’s regulation.

Activists on either side of the problem are trying on the initiative as a form of nationwide referendum on one of many key pillars of the regulation. Roughly 11 million individuals nationwide have gained protection by means of the enlargement of Medicaid.