WERU News Report 1/21/14

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Last week the Maine legislature’s Health and Human Services committee held a public hearing, as they are considering amended legislation that would allow for Mainecare (Maine’s version of Medicaid) expansion, but include a sunset clause, allowing the state to drop the program after 3 years. The expansion would offer coverage to 70,000 Mainers. The Affordable Care Act was structured with the intent that the expanded Medicaid would cover people with incomes of less that 128% of the federal poverty level.

Today we’re going to hear some of the stories, told by people who have no health coverage, their family members, and people who work with them

FMI: www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1202099#t=articleTop