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Wyoming Senate shoots down Medicaid expansion

CHEYENNE, Wyo.  - The Wyoming Senate has shot down a last-ditch effort to expand the federal Medicaid program in the state despite assurances from the sponsor that it would offer health care coverage to thousands of residents while saving the state millions.

February 21, 2014 1:35 pmLoading…

Wyoming Medicaid expansion bill appears doomed

CHEYENNE -- Despite a succession of public testimony Wednesday in support of a Medicaid expansion bill, a state Senate committee declined to vote on the legislation, effectively killing it as the clock runs out on the short budget session.

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'I had butterflies:' Wyoming freshman lawmakers recount 1st year on floor

'I had butterflies:' Wyoming freshman lawmakers recount 1st year on floor

Dreams interrupted the sleep cycle of Rep. Sue Wilson, R-Cheyenne, during the 2013 legislative session.

December 30, 2013 8:00 am Photos

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Legislator wants new health insurance option

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A senior Wyoming state lawmaker announced Monday he will push to change state law to allow people who are losing health care coverage that doesn't meet the standards of the federal Affordable Care Act to get state coverage.

December 16, 2013 5:29 pmLoading…

Legislator proposes delaying license for new Casper hospital to gauge ACA impact

LANDER — Wyoming would wait until 2015 to license a new Casper hospital, giving officials time to gauge the Affordable Care Act’s overall effect on the state, according to a proposal floated Monday by state Rep. Elaine Harvey.

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For most, waterlogged Wyoming spring is welcome news

For most, waterlogged Wyoming spring is welcome news

CASPER, Wyo. — Monday’s downpours didn’t keep Ryan Anderson off the North Platte River.

May 21, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming health exchange decision could be two years away

CASPER, Wyo. -- Wyoming legislators might take another two years before deciding whether to participate in health insurance exchange, a key Senate Republican said Friday.

April 12, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming health exchange committee meets Friday

CASPER, Wyo. -- A group tasked with recommending whether Wyoming should eventually run its own health insurance exchange will meet for the first time Friday in Casper.

April 11, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Wyoming may allow electronic proof of auto insurance

Wyoming may allow electronic proof of auto insurance

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Legislation awaiting Gov. Matt Mead's signature would let drivers use their smartphones to prove they are insured if they are pulled over or involved in a crash.

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Wyoming considers changing assisted-living rules

Wyoming considers changing assisted-living rules

CHEYENNE — Wyoming lawmakers are considering allowing assisted living facilities to provide a higher level of care for their residents so they can avoid having to move to nursing homes.

February 20, 2013 11:13 am Related Loading…
Wyoming lawmakers show varying resolve for diet

Wyoming lawmakers show varying resolve for diet

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Unwanted pounds multiply like stacks of amendments for many lawmakers in the Wyoming Capitol.

February 15, 2013 11:45 pm Related Loading…

Legislator: Life Resource Center needs promotion

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Life Resource Center at Lander is a first-class institution for developmentally disabled people, but a lot of Wyoming residents know nothing about it, state Sen. Cale Case said Monday.

February 11, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…
Bill would make health care assaults lesser crimes in Wyoming

Bill would make health care assaults lesser crimes in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Senate voted Monday for legislation that would create harsher penalties for serious assaults against health care workers, but not before stripping the tough punishments from the bill.

January 28, 2013 7:57 pm Related Loading…
Groups lobby for Wyoming Medicaid expansion

Groups lobby for Wyoming Medicaid expansion

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A coalition of medical groups is urging the Wyoming Legislature to approve expansion of the federal Medicaid program, a key element of the national Affordable Care Act.

January 22, 2013 8:34 pm Related Loading…

Wyoming committee drops one cell phone bill, tables another

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Senate Transportation Committee considered two bills Monday targeting cellphones and drivers — voting against one and asking the sponsor of the other to perform more research and return another day.

January 21, 2013 8:11 pmLoading…
Wyoming public schools chief, voters face power loss

Wyoming public schools chief, voters face power loss

CHEYENNE — Reacting to a recent mistake at a legislative committee hearing, Wyoming's public schools' chief said, "I'm learning."

January 18, 2013 4:25 pm Related Loading…
Medicaid reform moves forward in Wyoming

Medicaid reform moves forward in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers will begin discussions next month on a reform package designed to address escalating costs in the state’s Medicaid program.

December 18, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Wyoming lawmakers review Mead's budget proposal

Wyoming lawmakers review Mead's budget proposal

CHEYENNE — Wyoming lawmakers wrapped up their first week of hearings on Gov. Matt Mead's proposed budget Friday, setting the stage for debate on his call for fundamental changes in state fiscal policies when the Legislature convenes next month.

December 14, 2012 7:34 pm Related Loading…
Lawmakers look outside Wyoming for insurance relief

Lawmakers look outside Wyoming for insurance relief

CASPER, Wyo. — Hoping to address escalating health insurance costs, Wyoming legislators are exploring ways to make it easier for residents to buy policies from out-of-state companies.

November 25, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming lawmakers advance managed Medicaid plan

CASPER, Wyo. - A panel of Wyoming lawmakers endorses reforming the state's Medicaid program to cut costs.

November 13, 2012 10:48 amLoading…

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