Maine’s new governor moves to give health care to 70,000 people on her first day in office

Maine approved Medicaid expansion by a ballot initiative more than a year ago, but former Governor Paul LePage had blocked it from taking effect.

Thankfully, Gov. Janet Mills (D-ME) knows how to keep a promise.

On Thursday, in her first executive order on her first day in office, Mills ordered Maine to move forward with Medicaid expansion, which is likely to provide health insurance for an additional 70,000 Maine residents.

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