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Maine Lawmakers Set Agenda for 2014 Session
10/30/2013 01:56 PM ET  

Among those already approved are measures to expand Medicaid coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act, a plan that Republican Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed twice.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Maine lawmakers will take up Medicaid expansion in 2014, one of nearly 400 bills being reviewed to determine which should be considered when the Democratic-controlled Legislature returns in January.

The Legislative Council, the 10-member bipartisan group of House and Senate floor leaders and presiding officers, is meeting Wednesday to approve or reject proposals requested by lawmakers last month.

The measures remain hazy because details and language aren't finalized, but they provide some insight into what's in store for next session.

Among those already approved are measures to expand Medicaid coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act, a plan that Republican Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed twice. Despite LePage's opposition, Democrats have said they are going to make expanding coverage to nearly 70,000 Mainers a priority.


 

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