It's a bid to work around Gov.
Proponents of the citizen's initiative, which is being proposed by leaders from the
But their proposal was filed with Secretary of State
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In those states, childless adults under 100 percent of the federal poverty mark fall into a gap in the law, not qualifying for
It's seen as a key safeguard in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which has drawn recent criticism for mandates that opponents say have triggered double-digit rate increases while limiting care options.
Proponents have pointed to studies showing that expansion would promote hundreds of millions in economic growth.
But LePage and his lieutenants have warned of higher costs, pegged earlier this year at
There is no cost estimate for the planned citizen's initiative yet, but it is sure to face criticism in particular for its lack of a funding source, which would leave the
In August, proponents submitted an expansion proposal to Dunlap's office that did include a funding source -- moving
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