pete jorgensen http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Former Wyoming lawmaker urges the Governor to expand Medicaid http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/former-wyoming-lawmaker-urges-governor-expand-medicaid <p>A former State Representative is urging Governor Matt Mead to support the expansion of Medicaid, because he believes it could save money in the long run.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Pete Jorgensen is a Democrat from Jackson who used to serve on the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee.&nbsp;&nbsp; Jorgensen says there is no doubt that expanding Medicaid will increase costs to the state in the short term.&nbsp; But when you consider that the federal government will pay 100 percent of the costs initially and 90 percent of the costs after that, it’s too good of a deal for the state to pass up.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 23:25:23 +0000 Bob Beck 30041 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Former Wyoming lawmaker urges the Governor to expand Medicaid