Former US Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell today announced his support for Question 2, which will appear on the statewide ballot on Nov. 7.
“Expanding access to health care this November would be a big step forward for Maine. Question 2 would ensure that 70,000 people in the state, many who are working hard but unable to afford health insurance, will be able to see a doctor when they are sick,” Sen. Mitchell said. “Voters have a chance to make the Maine health care system fairer and to strengthen the state’s economy. We should all be working together to build a system that will provide insurance for the maximum number of Maine people as possible. Expanding Medicaid makes sense and would be a good decision for Maine. A ‘Yes’ vote on Question 2 will help thousands of Maine people have a healthier, more secure life.”
Sen. Mitchell was the Majority Leader of the US Senate from 1989 to 1995. He was the US Special Envoy for Northern Ireland, and helped to negotiate the Good Friday Agreement. He also served as US Special Envoy for Middle East Peace.