DNC on Judge’s Order that LePage Administration Implement Medicaid Expansion

DNC Chair Tom Perez issued the following statement on a state Superior Court judge ruling today that Governor LePage’s administration must begin the process of expanding Medicaid in Maine:


“Today is a victory for the 70,000 Mainers who stand to gain coverage from Medicaid expansion and for everyone who believes that health care should be a right for all, not just a privilege for a wealthy few. Thanks to today’s ruling, Governor Paul LePage will finally be forced to respect the will of Maine’s voters who voted overwhelmingly to expand Medicaid last November. It’s time for Republicans like LePage to stop playing political games with the health care of their own constituents and start getting serious about joining Democratic efforts to make it easier, not harder, for every family to access the care they deserve.”