Legislative Committee Considers Medicaid Expansion
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming legislative committee is set to hear possible options for expanding the Medicaid program in the state.
The joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee convenes Thursday morning at the State Capitol in Cheyenne.
The committee will consider a range of draft bills offering different approaches to Medicaid expansion.
Congress has called on Wyoming and other states to expand coverage for low-income adults. However, Wyoming has opted not to expand the program so far.
Gov. Matt Mead has warned he doesn't trust federal promises to foot the bulk of the new costs in years to come. His recommends against the expansion in the two-year funding cycle that starts in July.
Wyoming Democrats recently have called on Mead and the overwhelmingly Republican Legislature to expand coverage.