June 25, 2018
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LePage to talk MaineCare cuts in The County

The Associated Press

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A public workshop to explain Gov. Paul LePage’s budget proposal that includes major cuts in MaineCare has been moved to Northern Maine Community College to accommodate a larger crowd than anticipated.

Wednesday’s workshop was moved from The Gathering Place. Thursday’s meeting will be at the Houlton Higher Education Center.

On Tuesday, more than 200 people turned out for a workshop in Fort Kent, also attended by LePage. WAGM-TV says many were concerned about cutting funds for private nonmedical institutions, or PNMIs.

LePage said Medicaid cuts are needed to avoid running out of money by April 1. Democratic state Rep. John Martin of Eagle Lake said there may be another way to keep the PNMIs funded.

The workshops are organized by the Aroostook Area Agency on Aging.

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