The Trump administration has begun the process of tightening welfare programs. Many conservative states have been waiting for a moment like this for years.
The region is coping with one of the biggest influxes of Puerto Ricans fleeing the hurricane-ravaged island.
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.