Medicaid expansion again on lawmakers' agenda

CHEYENNE — Lawmakers in the 67th Wyoming Legislature will decide whether to expand the state’s Medicaid program eligibility in the upcoming general session.

If approved, Wyoming will be the last state in the West to do so.

The Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee voted 9-5 on Tuesday to sponsor a bill that would allow the Wyoming Department of Health director, insurance commissioner and governor to negotiate with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to obtain a state amendment.

This would provide Medicaid coverage for all individuals described under the Social Security Act, unless t...

 

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