What to expect in the next round of court arguments on Medicaid expansion

5 years ago

Good morning from Augusta on a key day in the battle over Medicaid expansion. A judge will hear arguments today and tomorrow in different areas of advocates’ complicated legal fight to force voter-approved expansion, which has been resisted by Gov. Paul LePage.

The case will be back in a Portland court on Thursday after the Maine Supreme Judicial Court ordered the state last month to file an expansion plan with the federal government while sending legal and administrative questions back to Superior Court Justice Michaela Murphy.

She’ll hear arguments on those issues today. On Friday, lawyers will assemble in Portland again to argue over whether the LePage administration is complying with the high court’s order, given that the state’s expansion plan was accompanied by a letter from the Republican governor asking President Donald Trump’s administration to reject the plan.

To read the rest of “What to expect in the next round of court arguments on Medicaid expansion,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Michael Shepherd, please follow this link to the BDN online.