HHS Committee Republicans: Statement on Speaker’s bill to expand MaineCare to cover noncitizens (LD 199)

“Committee Republicans are not opposed to legal immigration, the historical strength and backbone of this country. It is increasingly clear that Maine taxpayers cannot currently cover the cost for all existing entitlement programs and keep pace with our rising homeless population, opioid epidemic, and mental health crisis. The needs of Maine citizens should be our first priority, anything less lacks compassion for Mainers who are struggling.”


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