February 26

New MaineCare expansion plan seeks consensus in Augusta

A key Republican says his proposal is bipartisan, covers 60,000 more people, provides an economic boost, takes advantage of federal funding and includes cost controls through managed care.

By Steve Mistler smistler@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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Assistant Senate Republican Leader Roger Katz, right, and Sen. Thomas Saviello, discuss details of their proposal to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act while implementing other significant changes to the program, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at the State House in Augusta, Maine. The expansion would be paired with a plan to implement managed care in the Medicaid program to try to curb costs. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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