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Health care and civil rights topic of workshop Thursday in Riverton

July 22, 2014

The purpose of the workshop is to determine the need, how to obtain the resources and how to eliminate systemic barriers to health.

Legislature Blog

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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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.

The Pitch

State will host forums for Coordinated Care Study

October 15, 2013

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 …

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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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Gov. Mead and legislative leaders offer positions on issues

January 9, 2013

On the issue of healthcare reform, the governor didn’t take a firm stand on whether or not to pursue an optional expansion to the state’s …

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A Thai hospital saves a Wyomingite’s life (and finances)

Commentary by WyoFile January 8, 2013 January 8, 2013

When Wayne Thomas suffered a pulmonary embolism while traveling, his recovery experience was not what he’d expected.

Columns/Blogs

Wyoming’s congressional delegates faced challengers in live debate

November 2, 2012

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Wyoming’s congressional delegates faced challengers in live debate
By Gregory Nickerson
Wyoming’s congressional incumbents held their own in a debate against challengers last …

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Dr. Dollars

October 5, 2012

Wyoming Medical Center is seeking to restore its “sole community provider” designation and the millions in federal funding attached, Greg Kearney sees a cash grab.

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Wyoming scrambles after losing ‘Obamacare’ legal challenge

July 3, 2012

While Wyoming’s all-Republican congressional delegation decried the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision late last week to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and vowed to repeal …

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Shake-up in alcohol, tobacco and suicide prevention services rankles providers

April 10, 2012

A major shake-up is coming in how a federal grant to help prevent suicide and the use of alcohol and tobacco will be administered in …

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What Is Insurance?

by The Sage Grouse April 10, 2012 April 10, 2012

The basic principle of casualty and liability insurance is sound: make sure that every business venture has a pool of money to cover losses …

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Rising From the Right: Barrasso’s rise in Senate follows increasingly conservative course

May 31, 2011

Sen. John Barrasso’s uncompromising brand of politics has puzzled some who expected a less-confrontational approach when he first went to Washington. Barrasso made his first …

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Insurance and Personal Responsibility

by The Sage Grouse May 31, 2011 May 31, 2011

If only the sick buy health insurance coverage, no one can afford it. Insurance is by definition a sharing of risk. All responsible individuals should …