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Wyoming Is Safe from Medicaid Expansion – But Could it Rise Again?

     If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free.
             PJ O’Rourke

Choosing to expand Medicaid is like deciding to marry for the sake of a dream honeymoon when disillusionment is the likely outcome. Fortunately, seven members of the Joint Appropriations Committee rescued Wyoming from a looming and ill-conceived entitlement marriage by voting to strip Medicaid Expansion from the 2017-18 budget appropriations bill.

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Could Medicaid Expansion Rise Again?

Maureen Bader and Glenn Woods discuss the good and the bad news from the JAC meeting yesterday. Although Medicaid expansion is out of the budget, someone could try to sneak it back in.

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Medicaid Expansion Cut from Budget, Good News for Wyoming

CHEYENNE, WY: The Wyoming Liberty Group applauds Wyoming’s Joint Appropriation Committee’s removal of Medicaid Expansion from the Wyoming budget. WyLiberty has released Medicaid Expansion: Myths and Realities today, which debunks the most popular myths used by Governor Matt Mead to support Medicaid Expansion.

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A Medicaid Expansion Mythbuster

Charlie Katebi and Glenn Woods discuss the many myths Governor Mead is touting to sell Medicaid Expansion and why other states are paying the price for believing them.

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Medicaid’s Flimsy Math

The director of Wyoming’s Department of Health, Tom Forslund, recently sat down before the Joint Appropriations Committee (JAC) to make his plea for more spending. The biggest item by far on the agency’s wish list was Medicaid Expansion, costing a whopping $268 million. How did he try selling such an expensive line item to the JAC? He claimed Medicaid Expansion would actually save Wyoming money.

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Charlie Katebi spoke with Doug Randall on KGAB to discuss Governor Matt Mead’s dubious proposal

Charlie Katebi spoke with Doug Randall on KGAB to discuss Governor Matt Mead’s dubious proposal to expand Medicaid in order to “save” Wyoming taxpayers money.

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The Pitch for Medicaid Expansion

Charlie Katebi and Glenn Woods discuss the Health Department’s pitch to expand Medicaid and its less than fulsome explanation about how it will save money.

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