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Casper councilman calls for city manager's resignation

Casper Councilman Keith Goodenough is calling for City Manager John Patterson’s resignation.

June 11, 2014 8:00 amLoading…

State lawmakers consider cutting back on required reports from health department

CASPER, Wyo. — For about seven years, the Wyoming Department of Health has provided an annual report to lawmakers about a pilot project that never got off the ground.

May 24, 2014 11:22 amLoading…
Longtime Casper administrator announces retirement

Longtime Casper administrator announces retirement

The assistant city manager works without fanfare.

May 03, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

Legislators consider more money for special needs students

CHEYENNE — Key legislators are scheduled to vote this week on an additional $3.3 million for Wyoming preschools serving more than 4,000 special needs children from birth through age 5.

January 21, 2014 8:00 amLoading…

Report: Medicaid alternative could save Wyoming money

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming could reduce its uninsured population and save millions by developing an alternative form of Medicaid that’s more akin to private insurance, according to a state report released Monday.

August 26, 2013 7:49 pmLoading…
Evanston woman pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud

Evanston woman pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — An Evanston woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to defrauding the state Medicaid system of $56,000 by falsely claiming she provided services to children with developmental disabilities. The plea comes as state officials are wrestling with how to cut costs of the sprawling health …

June 05, 2013 8:08 pm Related Loading…
Hirsig warns of Wyoming health exchange pitfalls

Hirsig warns of Wyoming health exchange pitfalls

CASPER — The federal government likely will face tough sledding, at least initially, when it starts operating a health insurance marketplace for Wyoming residents this fall, the state's insurance commissioner told lawmakers at a hearing in Casper on Tuesday.

June 04, 2013 9:11 am Related Loading…
Despite rejection, Wyoming studies Medicaid expansion

Despite rejection, Wyoming studies Medicaid expansion

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Despite the Wyoming Legislature's recent rejection of a plan to extend Medicaid coverage to 17,600 additional low-income adults, the state's Department of Health continues to study the possibility.

February 19, 2013 8:29 pm Related Loading…

Wyoming bill could trigger Medicaid expansion opt-out clause

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state Legislature could craft legislation to permit optional Medicaid expansion, but with a trigger to allow the state to opt out if the federal government reneges on its commitments, the director of the Wyoming Department of Health said Wednesday.

December 12, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming tax rebate program on chopping block

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A tax rebate program for eligible elderly and disabled people is among the proposed cuts in the Wyoming Department of Health's 2015-2016 budget.

November 08, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Budget chairman concerned about Medicaid costs

Budget chairman concerned about Medicaid costs

CHEYENNE — A top Wyoming lawmaker says he believes the state should opt out of expanding its Medicaid program, a key component of the federal Affordable Care Act.

November 08, 2012 6:35 pm Related Loading…

Mead will study Medicaid issue before decision

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead will study the U.S. Supreme Court’s health care opinion and consult with others before deciding on the Medicaid expansion called for in the law.

June 28, 2012 7:25 pmLoading…

Wyoming lawmakers begin Medicaid spending review

CASPER, Wyo. - Wyoming lawmakers are examining high-cost portions of the state's Medicaid budget as they try to curb the growth of the entitlement program.

June 01, 2012 9:44 amLoading…

Cheyenne mulls city manager form of government

Wyoming’s capital city has more population than any other city in the state.

May 27, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming Department of Health stays with preventive services change

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The director of the Wyoming Department of Health said the state will proceed with its plan to centralize substance abuse and suicide prevention services under one fiscal agent.

May 16, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Casper hires new community development director, again

Casper hires new community development director, again

March 26, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Mold closes Wyoming State Hospital building in Evanston

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- A building at the Wyoming State Hospital at Evanston has been closed due to air quality concerns that have arisen because of mold.

October 20, 2011 9:58 amLoading…

City manager will have a light first meeting

CASPER, Wyo. — New Casper City Manager John Patterson may have a full schedule as he tries to learn the ropes of his new city and its government.

August 01, 2011 11:20 pmLoading…

City Council OKs city manager contract

CASPER, Wyo. — It's official: John Patterson is set to become Casper's next city manager.

July 20, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Casper development director leaving for state health job

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper’s community development director will leave the city next month to head the Wyoming Department of Health’s revamped Aging Division.

July 06, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

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