After announcing opposition to expansion, Mead views tribes’ bill as special case worth discussing
After rejecting traditional Medicaid expansion for state’s poorest, Sen. Charles Scott’s “Arkansas plan” adds premiums and a work requirement.
Wyoming state law forbidding Medicaid expansion without legislative approval stymies efforts to help the poorest Natives on the Wind River Reservation.
Allison Sage, director of the Northern Arapahoe Health Service, headed to Cheyenne to speak in favor of a bill to expand Medicaid coverage in Wyoming.
As Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and North Dakota governors embrace Medicaid expansion, Wyoming seeks its own way.
Wyoming’s top health official says expanding Medicaid would save the state $50M, but some legislators say it’s a risky bet.
Guest columnist Fawn Marie Reed struggled for years to obtain desperately needed Medicaid coverage for her and her daughter.
Wyoming is quickly running out of time to decide whether to expand Medicaid to people on the fringes of the healthcare system.
WyoFile kicks off its 2014 legislative coverage with a summary of Gov. Mead’s budget proposal and a refresher on interim committee activities.
Sen. Charles Scott’s proposed work requirement for expansion of Medicaid is another excuse to shame people because they’re poor.
Insuring Wind River Indian Reservation residents under the Affordable Care Act would ease the ongoing funding crunch at the Indian Health Service.
Lawmakers took inspiration from Hot Springs County in proposing a new office of early childhood education to coordinate Wyoming’s pre-K efforts.
Lost federal funding highlights tribal accounting woes. Business council stays mum on details
State will host forums for Coordinated Care Study
— October 15, 2013
(Press release) The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is studying “coordinated” or “managed” care approaches …
With the government shut down, shoppers were shut out of the website. State premiums are highest in the nation.
“It’s a zoo and the animals are galumphing around in there, and we keep pitching hay in to keep them alive,” Simpson said.
Wyoming legislators rebuffed Gov. Matt Mead’s call for salary raises last year. With revenue climbing, they’ll be his #1 priority for the next session.
Dan Neal of the Equality State Policy Center wrote this update on issues before the interim Labor, Health, and Social Services Committee.
Basic worker issues on …
Controversy seems to follow Wyoming’s new education chief, Richard Crandall, wherever he goes. He’s sure to have critics in the Equality State too.
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