Wyoming Senate Rejects Alternative Medicaid Expansion
The Wyoming Senate on Friday voted 19-11 to reject an alternative Medicaid expansion backed by Gov. Matt Mead (R), effectively eliminating the possibility that the state will expand the program this year. The alternative Medicaid expansion plan would have extended the program to about 18,000 state residents with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level. The plan called for a federal waiver to allow the state to charge monthly premiums and copayments to low-income individuals who choose to participate.
- "Wyoming Turns Down Medicaid Expansion" (Pradhan/Wheaton, Politico, 2/6).