CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A new federal study concludes that expanding the federal Medicaid system under the Affordable Care Act would help thousands of Wyoming residents suffering from mental illness or substance abuse.
The Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee's decision last week to reject the governor's proposal to expand Medicaid isn't about the money or trusting the federal government, local hospital officials said this week.
A Wyoming legislative committee voted 7 to 5 on Wednesday to reject Governor Matt Mead's budget request for Medicaid expansion.
"I want to ask my good colleagues on the Joint Appropriations Committee, 'What are you doing?'" said House Minority Leader Mary Throne, D-Cheyenne...
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead says he'll continue to push for Medicaid expansion.
Mead outlined his budget recommendations for the next two years on Tuesday.
"We are proposing in our budget a consideration of Medicaid expansion," said Mead...