Submitted by Mike Tipping on February 27, 2011 - 10:35am
In the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel this week, I talk about Governor LePage's town hall eventthat I attended here in Westbrook last week, where the subject of health care arose several times, despite not being specifically listed as one of the event's approved topics.
On the front page of the same paper, you can read about LePage's trip to Washington, where his message was "Keep your money; give us flexibility."
Specifically, he wants the flexibility to reduce MaineCare eligibility. According to Maine Equal Justice Partners, his plan would make 14,000 Maine parents ineligible for MaineCare and lose the state more than $18 million in federal funds, more than twice what his cuts would save.
Here's a clip of Maggie's question and LePage's response: