The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) will hold five public forums around the state this month  to seek ideas on Wyoming’s Medicaid program.

During its 2012 session, the Wyoming Legislature approved legislation requiring WDH to conduct a study of Wyoming Medicaid.  This legislation requires WDH to analyze the program’s cost drivers, identify areas within Wyoming Medicaid that may benefit from redesign and evaluate design options for Medicaid programs.

Tom Forslund,Director of the Wyoming Department of Health says  they see this study as a valuable opportunity to look at ways Medicaid can be strengthened and responsibly use the  financial resources available for the program. He says input from those affected by Wyoming Medicaid is necessary for us to complete a balanced and useful study.

Community Builders, Inc, a consulting firm from Douglas, will facilitate the forums on the department’s behalf in the following locations:


Cheyenne – Tuesday, July 10, 5-7 p.m.

Laramie County Community College – Conferences and Institutes (CCI) Centennial Room, 1400 East College Drive


Casper -  Thursday, July 12, 5-7 p.m.

Casper City Hall Chambers, 200 North David


Gillette -  Monday, July 16, 5-7 p.m.

Gillette City Hall Community Room, 201 East 5th Street


Riverton – Tuesday, July 24, 5-7 p.m.

Central Wyoming College – RAP Theater (Arts Center Building), 2660 Peck Avenue


Rock Springs -  Wednesday, July 25, 5-7 p.m.

Rock Springs City Hall Council Chambers, 212 “D” Street