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(Wyo)-Medicaid Expansion Bill Moves To Wyo House Floor

By: John Axtell Posted at: 01/31/2019 12:49 PM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming House Committee on Labor, Health and Social Services voted 6-3 Wednesday to advance a bill expanding Medicaid in the state. The measure, which includes work requirements, now goes to the House floor.

      The vote marked a small victory for medical associations across the state as well as a bipartisan coalition of supporters who have long pushed for expansion.
 
     Sponsored by Democratic Rep. Andy Schwartz of Jackson, House Bill 244 would result in 27,000 more Wyoming residents enrolling in Medicaid while taking a significant chunk out of $130 million dollars in uncompensated medical costs absorbed by the state's care providers.


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