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Beacon: How Gov. Mills Performed a Political Root Canal on Bill to Expand Dental Care

July 26, 2019

 

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Despite her claims to support expanded access to health care, a pocket veto from Governor Janet Mills this month prevented even a study of including dental care as part of Medicaid coverage in Maine. The move came after her administration had already worked to stop dental care from being funded as part of the budget process.

Also on the podcast this week: Senator Susan Collins responds to (and amplifies) President Trump’s attacks on “The Squad” as her favorability crumbles and the ACLU of Maine calls on Concord Coach Lines to stop allowing immigration agents to raid their buses in Bangor.

Plus: An update on South Portland’s Clear Skies Initiative and how you can help house asylum seekers in Portland.

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