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September 13, 2013

Update 9/13: $701,370 a day. That's how much money Maine will miss out on PER DAY starting in January because Governor LePage denied health care coverage to nearly 70,000 Mainers, including 2,700 veterans. http://www.sunjournal.com/news/our-view/2013/09/06/january-we-start-giving-millions/1419062

Save lives. Save money. It's that simple. 

If the Maine Legislature is willing, the federal government will pay 100% of the cost for tens of thousands of Mainers to have access to affordable health care coverage. 

The plan would reduce overall health care costs and save millions of taxpayer dollars being spent treating uninsured people in emergency rooms.

And more importantly, hard-working, low-income Maine families would have access to lifesaving health screenings and treatment, as well as the security of quality health coverage to get care when they need it, without facing huge medical bills.

It’s simple… Maine can save lives and save money by taking full advantage of the federal funds available to provide thousands of families with the lifesaving health coverage they need through MaineCare (Maine’s Medicaid program). This decision could result in 3,100 new jobs, create over $350 million in economic activity and provide 69,500 low-income Mainers health care coverage.

Hard-working, low-income families need the security of quality health coverage to get lifesaving care when they need it, without facing huge medical bills. By accepting the federal funds and providing health care coverage through our state Medicaid program, Maine can reduce overall health care costs and save millions of taxpayer dollars being spent treating uninsured people in emergency rooms.

This will create a healthier workforce, boost our economy, reduce societal costs and keep our state economically competitive. Accepting the federal funds that have already been set aside to cover more hardworking Mainers is the right decision and this is the right time for the people of Maine.

Visit www.covermainenow.com for more info.

Click here to read an article in the Portland Press Herald on this issue. 

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