Last month's election has re-energized Obamacare advocates. Meanwhile in Maine, the matter is being complicated by Gov. Paul LePage, who has vowed not to implement an expansion until lawmakers show how they'll fund it.
Even if Congress passes a spending bill without the president's proposed cuts to programs that help the poor, it's likely to consider more serious changes next year.
It's been almost two months since Congress let what's historically been a bipartisan program expire.• CHIP Isn't the Only Program for Children and Babies That Congress Let Expire