Maine advocates sound alarm after Trump appoints Mary Mayhew to run Medicaid


“‘[The Trump administration] seems to choose people who have a philosophy that is completely opposed to the agency that they are supposed to be leading,’ said James Myall, a policy analyst with the Maine Center for Economic Policy.

‘This is someone who has overseen a massive cut to a program that’s supposed to help low-income people afford care,’ he said, referring to Mayhew’s legacy of deep cuts to Medicaid in Maine, ‘and it’s all been couched in terms of moving people into self reliance and independence, but the data actually shows that it’s just left a lot of people struggling instead.'”

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