AUGUSTA – Today, Maine Equal Justice Partners will be filing a lawsuit against the Maine Department of Health and Human Services in Superior Court that seeks to compel the state to implement Medicaid expansion.  

Speaker of the House Sara Gideon released the following statement:

“Due to the refusal by the LePage Administration and the Department of Human Services to follow the law overwhelmingly passed by Maine voters, this lawsuit is necessary. Implementation of this law is a responsibility and obligation that needs to be fulfilled. Thousands of Mainers cannot afford to wait any longer for the health care they need to be and stay well.”