Governor LePage says Medicaid expansion hurts workers

Free is expensive for someone.

That is the message Governor Paul LePage hopes voters hear before election day.

On November 7th, Maine voters will have the chance to vote on Question 2, which is the Medicaid expansion initiative.

On the ballot, a yes vote will support the initiative to require the state to provide Medicaid through MaineCare for persons under the age of 65 with incomes equal to or below 138 percent of the federal poverty line.

A no vote would oppose this initiative.

Today Governor LePage is in Aroostook County, and he stopped by the station. He says voters are being provided false information by those in favor of expanding medicaid.

Governor LePage says the answer is that working adults must stay on their current healthcare plan, and that the state will work with them to make sure they can afford it.