AUGUSTA – While republicans in Washington were rejoicing in the potential demise of Obamacare, some Maine politicians were promising Mainers their healthcare insurance will be protected.
It’s more than a political issue for Senate Minority Leader Troy Jackson. Years ago, a massive heart attack claimed the life of one of Jackson’s close friends, who was uninsured.
Senator Jackson said “So today this issue is very personal. Because Sunday, January 1st, I went back on government-sponsored health care. I’m on my third pacemaker. And I know very well, that I could have been Ryan just as well.”
Currently, if Obamacare were to be repealed, more than 75,000 Mainers could lose their health insurance.
Jackson said efforts are in the works to provide Mainers with some type of stop-gap insurance.