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.

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Mills Recuses Herself From Medicaid Expansion Decision