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Petition statement to be delivered to The Maine State House, The Maine State Senate, and Governor Paul LePage

Health Insurance for 69,500 Uninsured Mainers? Yes, please!

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Health Insurance for 69,500 Uninsured Mainers? Yes, please!

To be delivered to The Maine State House, The Maine State Senate, and Governor Paul LePage

Petition Statement

Let’s bring federal funds to Maine, so that 69,500 low-income Mainers can have health insurance.
There are currently 1,488 signatures. NEW goal - We need 2,000 signatures!

Petition Background

Last year, Governor LePage vetoed a bill that would have brought millions of dollars in federal money to Maine so that 69,500 low-income Mainers could have health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Despite a broad, non-partisan campaign to secure a veto-proof majority for the bill’s passage, efforts failed in the final hours before session adjourned.

Now, we have a second chance to bring that money to Maine.

When research shows that accepting federal funds would save as many as 157 lives in the first year alone, create 4,400 new jobs, and generate at least $20 million in state and local taxes, why would any legislator turn that money down?

Let’s not allow this opportunity to slip through our fingers. It’s good for Maine’s people, and it’s good for Maine.

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