Maine may give warmer embrace to Obama health law
With Democrats taking over, new direction is likely
It’s hard to find a northern state that has given more of a cold shoulder to President Obama’s health law than Maine. It joined the suit to overturn the law, which was eventually largely upheld by the Supreme Court. This year the state not only showed no interest in expanding Medicaid as the law allows, it took steps to shrink the rolls of the state-federal health insurance program for the poor. But Maine’s voters may have short-circuited further resistance Tuesday.