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Lawmakers dump vetted SHARE plan, adopt Scott’s Medicaid plan

December 17, 2014

Lawmakers opted to pursue a health savings account plan for Wyoming Medicaid expansion in lieu of the SHARE plan drafted by the Department of Health.

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Can lawmakers agree on path toward Medicaid expansion?

December 16, 2014

Lawmakers discuss SHARE plan backed by Gov. Mead, and another plan that includes health savings accounts

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Wyoming Medicaid expansion plan faces headwinds

December 9, 2014

Gov Mead supports a Dept. of Health Medicaid expansion plan, while key lawmakers intend to propose a version that would include health savings accounts.

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Florida group takes aim at Wyoming Medicaid expansion

December 9, 2014

A poll conducted by the Foundation for Government Accountability, a conservative think tank, asserts that 70 percent of Wyomingites disagree with Medicaid expansion.

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Gov. candidates weigh options for Wyoming Medicaid expansion

September 9, 2014

With more red states moving to expand Medicaid, candidates for Wyo. governor take their stand on the issue.

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Health and finances are uncertain in Wyoming’s Medicaid gap

September 9, 2014

Thousands of Wyomingites, and many of the state’s healthcare providers, struggle to stay afloat after state leaders refused millions in federal funding.

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Mead leaves voters guessing about Medicaid expansion

September 9, 2014

For 3.5 years, Gov. Mead remained steadfastly opposed to expanding Medicaid, and the majority of his party’s legislators followed his lead

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‘Medicaid expansion still very important’ on reservation

August 3, 2014

Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Healthcare officials say Medicaid expansion could help local clinics, at no cost to the state.

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Gov. Mead explores Medicaid expansion even as he opposes it

August 3, 2014

Gov. Matt Mead is seeking a second term. One of his first acts as governor was to join a lawsuit against the federal Affordable Care …

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Budget amendment allows state to make 2015 Medicaid expansion plan

February 27, 2014

Budget amendment allows state to make 2015 Medicaid expansion plan
By Ron Feemster
— February 27, 2014
Ron Feemster, WyoFile reporter
A budget amendment passed in conference committee today …

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Watered down Medicaid expansion proposal survives in the House

February 21, 2014

Watered down Medicaid expansion proposal survives in the House
by Ron Feemster
— February 21, 2014
Ron Feemster, WyoFile
In its last act before adjourning Friday evening, the Wyoming …

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Medicaid expansion dies in committee without a vote (probably)

February 19, 2014

Medicaid expansion would cover at federal government expense some 17,600 people who are not eligible to buy subsidized insurance on the health insurance exchange, but …

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O’Gara: How many legislators actually grasp Medicaid expansion?

February 19, 2014

The debate over expanding Wyoming Medicaid to serve another 17,680 citizens – with the federal government footing the bill – is a journey through a …

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Senate Labor committee may kill Medicaid expansion bill

February 18, 2014

Senate Labor committee may kill Medicaid expansion bill
By Ron Feemster
— February 18, 2014
Ron Feemster, WyoFile reporter
The Senate Labor Health and Social Services committee has only …

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Senate Medicaid expansion bill faces next challenge in committee

February 14, 2014

Senate Medicaid expansion bill faces next challenge in committee
By Ron Feemster
— February 14, 2014
Ron Feemster, WyoFile reporter
The staged Medicaid expansion bill proposed by Sen. Chris …

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New Medicaid expansion bills replace familiar failed ones

February 14, 2014

New Medicaid expansion bills replace familiar failed ones
By Ron Feemster
— February 14, 2014
Ron Feemster, WyoFile reporter
After Wyoming lawmakers voted not to introduce three Medicaid expansion …

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Bill to expand Medicaid on Wind River reservation fails

February 12, 2014

Bill to expand Medicaid on Wind River reservation fails
by Ron Feemster
— February 12, 2014
Ron Feemster, WyoFile
Wyoming House members voted this morning not to introduce a …

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Joint Labor Health committee passes Medicaid expansion bills

January 14, 2014

Two bills could expand Medicaid. Bill to sell Life Resource Center property in Lander rejected.

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Medicaid Expansion: Some messages need to be delivered in person

January 14, 2014

The DOH estimated if Medicaid is expanded, within five years, 111 deaths could be prevented annually in Wyoming.

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Gov. Mead leaves door open for Medicaid expansion on Wind River Indian Reservation

December 10, 2013

After announcing opposition to expansion, Mead views tribes’ bill as special case worth discussing