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Thousands of Wyomingites, and many of the state’s healthcare providers, struggle to stay afloat after state leaders refused millions in federal funding.
Whether it’s a landside or a lack of affordable health care, columnist Kerry Drake says the state ought to embrace federal assistance when it is …
Community colleges and the University of Wyoming are collaborating to increase the number of nurses with baccalaureate degrees.
Wyoming is among 24 states that have chosen not expand Medicaid, leaving a total 3.7 million Americans nationwide with serious mental illnesses without health insurance.
Public forums focus on family health programs and needs
— posted on March 26, 2014
The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) has scheduled a series of community …
After two weeks of toying with us, legislators opposed to Medicaid expansion finally decided to crush the hopes of 17,600 low-income people.
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 …
If you’re stuck in a minimum-wage job – which is likely why you can’t afford health insurance – you don’t have time to spend at …
Two bills could expand Medicaid. Bill to sell Life Resource Center property in Lander rejected.
The DOH estimated if Medicaid is expanded, within five years, 111 deaths could be prevented annually in Wyoming.
Experts say uninsured people push up health costs. Higher health costs drive insurance costs.
Gov Mead and the legislature’s refusal to expand Medicaid leaves working poor without federally-subsidized health care.
After announcing opposition to expansion, Mead views tribes’ bill as special case worth discussing
WyoFile kicks off its 2014 legislative coverage with a summary of Gov. Mead’s budget proposal and a refresher on interim committee activities.
After rejecting traditional Medicaid expansion for state’s poorest, Sen. Charles Scott’s “Arkansas plan” adds premiums and a work requirement.
A national expert presents alternatives to fee-for-service payments, which, he says, drive the over-utilization of care and spiraling healthcare costs.
Dying of cancer, Tina Moyer never had a chance to collect her social security benefits because of a waiting period. Her husband is now seeking …
No one is completely satisfied with the Affordable Care Act, nor should they be, but the law is having positive impacts for Wyoming health care.
On Thursday June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s health care law in a 5-4 ruling. Wyoming was one of several …
Hey Rush: don’t I remember you had a hydrocodone dependence problem? I bet the pills and the rehab, unsuccessful, were covered by health insurance. And …
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