Mainers Voice Support for Federal Medicaid Funding


BANGOR - The decision to accept federal Medicaid funds in order to provide health care coverage to thousands of Mainers has been an on going discussion throughout the pine tree state. On Wednesday, Mainers directly affected by the decision in Augusta, met with Congressman Michaud to express their concerns.
A small group met with Congressman Mike Michaud, to discuss the  importance of accepting federal Medicaid funding through the Affordable Care Act.
From college students to cancer patients, each person shared a personal story of how they've been affected by health care assistance.
If the government chooses to accept the federal funds, it would help to cover approximately 70,000 Mainers, and earn the pine tree state an estimated 570-million dollars over 10 years.
Kristin Hosfelt


Kristin Hosfelt joined WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in September of 2012. Pursuing a career in TV news has been a dream of hers since she first stepped foot in a news studio at 12-years-old. She has a true passion for storytelling and loves knowing each day working in the field, will be different than the day before.

She's a California native and a graduate of San Jose State University with a BS in broadcast journalism. She previously worked as a reporter, anchor, and producer for SJSU's student-run newscast, and interned at KCRA News in Sacramento, CA and NBC Bay Area in San Jose, CA.

When she's not in the newsroom she enjoys cooking, reading, and traveling. She's a Packers Shareholder, a cross fit junkie and she's always looking for the best place to get Mexican food.

She's thrilled to be here on the east coast and if you see her around be sure to say hello!

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