Westbrook, MAINE – The Maine Democratic Party is continuing its series of five key questions for Shawn Moody today by asking: Since Shawn Moody opposes the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion, what is his plan to bring down the number of Mainers who don’t have health insurance?

“Shawn Moody has taken his cues from the LePage Administration on Medicaid expansion, pledging to repeal it while also railing against the Affordable Care Act,” said Phil Bartlett, Chairman of the Maine Democratic Party. “So how does Moody plan to bring down the number of uninsured people in Maine — particularly for the more than 70,000 Mainers who are going to receive health insurance through the Medicaid expansion law he wants repealed?”

Moody has also said repeatedly that he opposes Medicaid expansion, despite its overwhelming benefits for both Maine people and the state’s economy, and he even went so far to say that he would fight to repeal it as governor. He has also said that health care is a privilege, not a right, and that it must be earned, and he has railed against the Affordable Care Act

Earlier this week, the Maine Democratic Party (MDP) launched “5 Key Questions for Shawn Moody”. Throughout his primary campaign, Moody used every dodge in the book to avoid answering questions or taking stances on issues that matter to Maine families. In fact, the Bangor Daily News called Moody “light on policy” and said his campaign “has yielded few specific planks.” One Maine columnist even said Moody “has been studying at the Bruce Poliquin Duck-and-Cover School of Political Evasion” and that he was “not sure Moody knows what he really thinks.”

On Wednesday, MDP asked whether Moody, like Governor LePage, supported the federal lawsuit that undermines the Affordable Care Act and chips away at critical protections for pre-existing conditions?

On Thursday, MDP asked why Moody denies the overwhelming scientific consensus that human activities are contributing to climate change, especially when climate change poses a such a serious threat to Maine’s environment and our economy?