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Wyoming Lawmakers Opt to Study, But Not Expand, Medicaid

Feb. 5, 2019, 8:45 PM

The Wyoming House scuttled a Medicaid expansion bill on the same day the state Senate decided to spend $260,000 to further study the idea.

The demise of the 2019 bill (H.B. 244) marked the latest failure in six years of attempts to get a Medicaid expansion through the Wyoming Legislature. This year lawmakers said they were motivated in part by the prospect of a citizens’ initiative to expand the state’s program under the Affordable Care Act should they fail to act. Voters in two adjoining states—Nebraska and Utah—approved expansions at the ballot box in November, although both...

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