LePage admits Medicaid expansion ‘good for Maine,’ but still wants cuts to program


James Myall, a policy analyst with Maine Center for Economic Policy, estimates that roughly 86,000 Mainers currently enrolled in MaineCare would be subject to the requirement if similar mandates were imposed and as many as 55,000 of those people would be at risk of losing their health care — roughly one in seven people currently enrolled.

Myall said that estimate includes individuals who are working but unable to meet the 20-hour weekly requirement.

Click here to read the full story, first published February 17, 2022, in Beacon.