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Maine Governor Refuses To Listen To Voters

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News video: Maine Governor Refuses To Listen To VotersMaine Governor Refuses To Listen To Voters

Maine residents voted decisively last fall to expand the state’s Medicaid program. But almost six months later, Gov.

Paul LePage, a tea party Republican, still refuses to take action as the state’s legislative session winds down, putting the Obamacare coverage program in doubt.

LePage, a tea party Republican who’s derided Medicaid expansion as a “boondoggle,” for years vetoed bills to join the program.

Frustrated state lawmakers thought they finally found a way around the recalcitrant governor last November, when nearly 60 percent of Maine voters approved the first-ever ballot initiative on Medicaid expansion..

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