Why didn’t LePage propose this $50 million cut to MaineCare?
On February 6, 2012 At 9:45 pm
Responses : 5 Comments
At the Town Hall Meeting in Ellsworth, held on 10 November 2011, Gov. Paul LePage lamented the use of $50 million reimbursing Mainers for mileage getting methadone treatment, an expense he wants to end.
And yet, in his cuts to Maine’s Medicaid system, known as MaineCare, LePage does not propose cutting this $50 million line item:
Bruce noted Bob notes in the comments, at the current IRS State’s allowable mileage rate of $0.555 per mile, $50 million would account for 90,090,090 miles 21 cents a mile, Mainers were reimbursed for 238,095,230 miles. Or close to more than twice the Earth’s distance from the sun (92,935,700 miles).
Why didn’t LePage proposed this $50 million cut to MaineCare? Is it because no such $50 million reimbursement exists, that this is yet just another example of LePage making shit up?