Maine governor meets with president

Posted Aug. 11, 2009, at 4:14 p.m.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — While attending President Barack Obama’s health care town Hall in New Hampshire, Maine Gov. John Baldacci met with the president and offered his support for national health care reform.

Baldacci greeted the president at Portsmouth High School and had a brief conversation with Obama on Tuesday. The governor says workable solutions at the national level are needed more than ever to address out-of-control costs of health care.

Baldacci’s first action when taking office in 2003 was to take steps to pass Dirigo Health, whose goal is to provide access to affordable health insurance.