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Governor signals Maine could allow expanded Medicaid

LePage has been sole N.E. foe to health care law

WASHINGTON — Maine’s governor, Republican Paul LePage, has dialed back his staunch opposition to Medicaid expansion and entered discussions with the Obama administration over the possibility of accepting billions in federal funding to provide health insurance for more of the state’s low-income residents.

The apparent shift comes just weeks after eight other Republican governors, once vocal critics of Obama’s national health care overhaul law, surprised conservatives by announcing their intent to expand Medicaid to those with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty line.

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