Mills Recuses Herself From Medicaid Expansion Decision

Jun 8, 2018

Maine Attorney General Janet Mills is recusing herself from any pending legal actions involving Medicaid expansion, citing her candidacy for governor and stated support for Medicaid expansion

“If there is a role for this office to play, I will defer to their judgement in that regard," Mills says. "It’s important to recognize that I am a candidate for Governor in Tuesday’s primary election and I have taken a strong position on Medicaid expansion.”

The state Department of Health and Human services has appealed a Superior Court decision ordering the agency to file a plan for expanding Medicaid eligibility as required by the voter-initiated law. Mills says she strongly supports expansion, and that the decision will be left to the non-partisan staff of the office.