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LePage Tries To Block Medicaid Expansion In Maine By Labeling It ‘Welfare’

Aleta Sprague and Rachel Black's piece on the myth of the 'welfare queen' was referenced in Talking Points Memo:

"'The right wing has successfully turned 'welfare' into an inflammatory word, going all the way back to Ronald Regan and his welfare queen story. They push the idea that welfare is people getting something they do not deserve. People also generally think of welfare as a cash-type benefit. But Medicaid is not a cash program. Medicaid pays your provider just like my insurance pays my provider.'"