May 24, 2013: Governor Paul LePage (R) has rejected federal funding to provide health coverage for the uninsured. Lawmakers have passed legislation that would provide this extended health coverage, but Governor LePage has vetoed this legislation.
Ways to Get Involved:
- To help lobby Gov. LePage and Maine legislators please email Sr. Mary Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org 
- Since Gov. LePage is a Catholic, we would love to organize a “sign-on” letter to him from Catholic sisters ministering to the people in Maine. If this sounds like something you or your congregation would be interested in, please contact Sr. Mary Ellen Lacy at email@example.com 
- One page fact-sheet on eligibility, enrollment, and cost http://www.cbpp.org/files/healthtoolkit2012/Maine.pdf 
- Governor Says "No," but Legislature Not Convinced