DNC on New Democratic Governor Expanding Medicaid in Maine

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after Maine’s new Democratic governor, Janet Mills, signed an executive order directing the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to honor the will of voters and expand Medicaid during her first day in office:


“This is the difference between Democratic and Republican leadership. After eight disastrous years of Paul LePage, Maine families finally have a governor who will fight for them. At least 70,000 more Mainers will now have access to affordable care thanks to Gov. Mills and Maine voters. This is exactly the kind of change the American people voted for across the country, and it’s a victory for all those who believe health care is a right for everyone, not just a privilege for a wealthy few.”