The Newest on Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s remaining State of the State tackle (all occasions native):
7:forty nine p.m.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage is telling state lawmakers that they need to fund a Medicaid enlargement with none “gimmicks.”
The Republican chief government advised Tuesday night that the Maine Division of Well being and Human Providers might want to rent and practice one hundred and five further staffers to run this system.
LePage stated, “present me the cash.”
Voters accredited the Medicaid enlargement to offer well being look after as much as ninety,000 further Mainers.
Supporters say it might value the state $fifty four million as soon as absolutely rolled out, an quantity that features an estimated $27 million in annual financial savings from decreased well being care prices. It might value the state about $2.5 million a yr in administrative prices.
LePage contends the fee might be higher.