Comments for: Governors of both parties doubt Medicaid expansion; Maine may be first in court Governors of both parties doubt Medicaid expansion; Maine may be first in court Does the court's ruling mean that Maine is no longer bound by the maintenance-of-effort mandate? Read More Governors of both parties doubt Medicaid expansion; Maine may be first in court Back to story → Guidelines for posting on bangordailynews.com The Bangor Daily News and the Bangor Publishing Co. encourage comments about stories, but you must follow our terms of service. Keep it civil and stay on topic No vulgarity, racial slurs, name-calling or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. The primary rule here is pretty simple: Treat others with the same respect you'd want for yourself. Here are some guidelines (see more): It should be noted this is not a comprehensive list. Don't insult one another or the subjects of BDN stories. You may be ticked off at what someone did or said, but you can explain that without resorting to name-calling or obscenity. Remember that young people are on this site too. That nasty line that makes your buddies go "haw, haw"? You're better than that. Comments should be your own work, not copied and pasted from elsewhere, though brief quoted passages to make your point are fine. And please don't use all capital letters. There's no need to shout. Stay focused on the issue in the article. Off-topic posts will be deleted. This isn't a forum to chat about your personal life. Some ideas — the fate of the earth, abortion, gun control, the nature of God — aren't going to be resolved in a reader forum, so no need to get frustrated if others don't see your point of view. State your position once and leave it at that. If you mouse over each comment you will see a "Flag" button. Please use it if you feel comments on the site are out of line. Quite often, we won't see a comment until it's reported. Questions about why a comment was — or wasn't — deleted? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your username and where you posted or saw the comment. That's about it: Stick to writing about the stories; be civil; be kind; enlighten your neighbors. And we'll keep moderating posts to try to ensure everyone meets those standards. Anonymous Threats and bullying again. Let’s just spend a ton of money on legal fees instead of feeding hungry children or helping families who have paid into the system for years. Anonymous No threats, No bullying. The governor is looking out for our pocketbooks. If you read the article you will see that there are 7 Democratic Governors pondering the same problem. Anonymous Thankfully, someone willing to stand up to WashingtonDC’s arrogance. Dlbrt Just think! If the Republicans had allowed the Democrats to create a single payer Universal Health Care system and ran it like a buisness such as the Insurance Industry and the government paid the the defecit down with the profits we would be in pretty good shape both fiscally and health wise as a nation! What differance does it make if you pay the Insurance Company Premiums or the Government Taxes? It all comes out in the wash! And the Republicans say that they are the only ones that know how to run a government like a buisness! I say geter done, put your money where your mouth is, if you really want to help this country do it ,run a Universal Health Plan and stop trying to be actors for the Insurance Companies! You really “Stink” at that! Anonymous Yup, did that once and created Freddie and Fannie to expand home buying to millions who couldn’t afford the payments…and look what that did to the economy. Remember despite expanding Medicaid in Maine, Hospitals have tripled their unpaid debt…..more insurance coverage neither brings better health, nor reduces the costs and even more hospitals will be on the edge of bankruptcy…need facts? Check the Kaiser Family foundation. Anonymous Profits…? Anonymous Stand up to the waste in Washington….. Jake_OO7 Great, you agree, slash the military!