Tag Archives: Obamacare

Poliquin hails arrival of GOP alternative to Obamacare, but stops short of support

Two days ago, freshman Congressman Bruce Poliquin caused a national whiplash in his direction when he was one of only three House Republicans who didn’t vote in favor of a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (that’s Obamacare, for anyone who hasn’t been paying attention). According to Maine-based health care policy consultant and ACA supporter […]

Poliquin votes against repeal of Obamacare, one of only 3 Republicans

U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine. BDN file photo by Gabor Degre.

Bruce Poliquin, Maine’s freshman Republican congressman, bucked party consensus Tuesday with a vote against the repeal of Obamacare. The bill passed in the House 239-186. As he has always done, Obama has pledged a veto if the bill manages to pass the Senate — something none of the dozens of previous House-approved attempts to defund, stall or repeal the health care […]

Poll of Maine swing districts shows big support for Medicaid expansion

A new poll by Maine People’s Resource Center — the polling arm of the liberal Maine People’s Alliance — indicates that a majority of Mainers in swing House districts support accepting federal dollars to expand Medicaid in Maine. The expansion of publicly funded health care is a key provision of the Affordable Care Act of […]