Unfortunately, there are those, including our governor, who feel that expanding Medicaid is against the wishes of the majority.
The misguided think that those with insurance shouldn’t have to pay for those without.
What do they think happens when those without go to the emergency room for medical services? The state pays.
Many people are working but unable to pay for the cost of health insurance. So, to put everyone in the same basket and label them “shiftless” is unconscionable.
If those companies and businesses in Maine paid their employees a good and equal wage as the person next to them, then much of the insurance problem might disappear.
Fortunately, election time is nearing, and the memory of health and wage issues will be a factor in the voting booth.