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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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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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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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One-word change was a bombshell for the poor

March 4, 2014

After two weeks of toying with us, legislators opposed to Medicaid expansion finally decided to crush the hopes of 17,600 low-income people.

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O’Gara: How many legislators actually grasp Medicaid expansion?

February 19, 2014

The debate over expanding Wyoming Medicaid to serve another 17,680 citizens – with the federal government footing the bill – is a journey through a …

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Senate Medicaid expansion bill faces next challenge in committee

February 14, 2014

Senate Medicaid expansion bill faces next challenge in committee
By Ron Feemster
— February 14, 2014
Ron Feemster, WyoFile reporter
The staged Medicaid expansion bill proposed by Sen. Chris …

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New Medicaid expansion bills replace familiar failed ones

February 14, 2014

New Medicaid expansion bills replace familiar failed ones
By Ron Feemster
— February 14, 2014
Ron Feemster, WyoFile reporter
After Wyoming lawmakers voted not to introduce three Medicaid expansion …

The Drake's Take Kerry Drake - WyoFile

GOP must think poor haven’t suffered enough

February 4, 2014

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 …

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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.