The GOP and the Maine Hospital Association lobbyist are not having a good week. Paul LePage, lacking any other issues to talk about in which the public agrees with him, has demagogued to death the repayment of the debt owed to Maine hospitals – despite the fact that everyone agrees with him. In response, Democrats in the Legislature decided to one-up LePage’s commitment to hospitals by both repaying them almost $500 million and saving them about $200 million more. They are doing this through the ACA’s Medicaid expansion, something that GOP Governors around the country have accepted. The hospitals and some GOP in Maine have already stated they want to do this, too. So what’s the problem?