Comments for: Medicaid expansion through private insurance? Not if we want lower health spending

Posted Dec. 27, 2013, at 1:17 p.m.

As the Legislature returns to Augusta this winter, some might suggest an arrangement under which Maine uses federal funds meant to expand Medicaid to instead purchase private insurance for low-income residents. It’s an approach that’s proved more politically palatable to Republicans across the country than a direct Medicaid expansion. Arkansas, …

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