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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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Obamacare isn’t to blame for death of Lummis’ husband

December 16, 2014

Rep. Cynthia Lummis misrepresented that the Affordable Care Act played a role in her husband’s death.

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Northern Arapaho file lawsuit over Large Employer mandate

December 10, 2014

The Northern Arapaho argue that IRS improperly counts them as a “Large Employer,” banning Tribal workers from the ACA’s subsidized health insurance.

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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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Republicans’ majority in Senate could be short-lived

November 11, 2014

Republicans need to be cautious not to overstep their mandate, and Democrats need to avoid further missteps.

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Is there a doctor in the Senate who can actually help us?

October 28, 2014

Kerry Drake calls out Senator Barrasso for his cynical reaction to the Ebola crisis.

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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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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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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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In Wyoming, the working poor remain uninsured

December 31, 2013

Gov Mead and the legislature’s refusal to expand Medicaid leaves working poor without federally-subsidized health care.

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Sen. Charles Scott unveils ‘Obamacare Relief’ bill

December 18, 2013

Limited health coverage would aid those too poor for insurance, or who can’t pay high premiums.

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Legislature 2014: What you need to know about the budget session

December 3, 2013

WyoFile kicks off its 2014 legislative coverage with a summary of Gov. Mead’s budget proposal and a refresher on interim committee activities.

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Why does Wyoming insist on punishing poor people?

November 12, 2013

Sen. Charles Scott’s proposed work requirement for expansion of Medicaid is another excuse to shame people because they’re poor.

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Lawmakers inch toward ‘Wyoming solution’ for Medicaid expansion

November 3, 2013

After rejecting traditional Medicaid expansion for state’s poorest, Sen. Charles Scott’s “Arkansas plan” adds premiums and a work requirement.

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Obamacare health insurance faces hurdles on Wind River Indian Reservation

October 29, 2013

Insuring Wind River Indian Reservation residents under the Affordable Care Act would ease the ongoing funding crunch at the Indian Health Service.

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Lummis needs to stop marching with extreme right-wing

October 15, 2013

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 …

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Feds debut sluggish ACA health insurance exchange in Wyoming

October 11, 2013

With the government shut down, shoppers were shut out of the website. State premiums are highest in the nation.

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Dangerous congressional game was never about Obamacare

October 4, 2013

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 …