Medicaid expansion would provide millions in funding to fight the opioid epidemic
AUGUSTA -- Independent Rep. Marty Grohman of Biddeford today released the following statement after Governor LePage’s veto of a bill expanding Medicaid coverage for Mainers was sustained by the Maine House of Representatives:
"Bar none, the most pressing issue we face in the state of Maine is the opioid crisis. Our law enforcement and addiction treatment personnel are doing the best they can, but resources are just too limited to hold back the tide of this terrible problem. Medicaid expansion would provide millions in federal funding to help fight this epidemic.
"We simply cannot solve this problem on our own, we need federal resources. We know that health care, together with a good job and a place to live, are the keys to recovery. We must continue to work toward a solution to this roadblock and find a way to make progress together in the fight against opioid addiction."
Grohman has been a consistent supporter of expanding Medicaid in Maine and has been active in fighting against our opioid crisis. He recently released a video outlining the importance of the issue to the people of Maine.