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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 …
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 …
Gov Mead and the legislature’s refusal to expand Medicaid leaves working poor without federally-subsidized health care.
Limited health coverage would aid those too poor for insurance, or who can’t pay high premiums.
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.
After rejecting traditional Medicaid expansion for state’s poorest, Sen. Charles Scott’s “Arkansas plan” adds premiums and a work requirement.
Insuring Wind River Indian Reservation residents under the Affordable Care Act would ease the ongoing funding crunch at the Indian Health Service.
Losing on Obamacare didn’t change the minds of Lummis and her party, who pressed to get something from the Democrats that could be seen as …
With the government shut down, shoppers were shut out of the website. State premiums are highest in the nation.
The question we in Wyoming need to ask is, “Will our delegation continue this dangerous nonsense?” Given a clean continuing resolution, will they sign it …
A member of the Wyoming team in the 2013 one-shot antelope hunt in Lander, former vice-presidnet Dick Cheney enjoys hero’s welcome, slams Obamacare.
GOP leaders in Wyoming have not only delayed changes under Obamacare, they’re doing their best to squelch any efforts to tell people about what the …
A national expert presents alternatives to fee-for-service payments, which, he says, drive the over-utilization of care and spiraling healthcare costs.
Refusing to hand Obama a success, Wyoming leaders refused to extend unemployment benefits, run our own health exchange, or expand help for sick, poor people.
Wyoming legislators dithered until the federal government stepped in to run the state’s health insurance marketplace. Now they’re calling that a great idea.
The current version of the 2014 budget bill moves the state away from the short-term, liquid savings approach recommended by Gov. Mead.
Cheyenne loves Department of Health Director Tom Forslund’s data, but fights to escape his conclusions.
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.
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