In this day and age of clone-like partisan politics, Republican Sen. Roger Katz and Reps. Matt Pouliot and Corey Wilson demonstrated a real act of courage in voting for Medicaid expansion in opposition to their Republican colleagues and Gov. Paul LePage.

Medicaid expansion will cost the state nothing and only 10 percent in the years ahead. The growing numbers of disabled elderly can no longer be ignored. Neither can our permanently disabled children and adults.

As a fellow conservative Republican, I am proud to have campaigned door-to-door for all three of these elected officials. My only wish would be that the Maine Legislature had more like these three, who put people first and party affiliation aside to do the work they were elected to do.

My hats off to all three and encourage them to keep up the good work for the betterment of our state.

Patrick EisenhartAugusta