Medicaid reform http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en House finishes Medicaid reform bill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/house-finishes-medicaid-reform-bill <p></p><p></p><p>The Wyoming House of Representatives has finished its version of a massive Medicaid reform bill.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The bill will create two tiers in the current Development Disability waiver program.&nbsp; That means that people who need fewer services will not be allocated more funding then they need.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>House Labor and Health Committee Chairwoman Elaine Harvey says that change will allow more people to benefit from the program.&nbsp;&nbsp; She says they also have made reforms to long-term care that should better help Wyoming residents.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 01:27:21 +0000 Bob Beck 37182 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org House finishes Medicaid reform bill House begins debate on Medicaid overhaul http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/house-begins-debate-medicaid-overhaul <p>A massive bill that attempts to reform Wyoming’s current Medicaid program was given initial approval in the State House of Representatives.&nbsp; One of the goals of the bill is to establish caps on how much is spent in the developmental disability program.&nbsp; What lawmakers want to do is limit spending to what’s really necessary for clients in the program.&nbsp; Evansville Republican Kendall Kroeker says his son receives services from the program and only requires a minimal amount of money, so he&nbsp;supports the new limits.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 01:45:43 +0000 Bob Beck 37017 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org House begins debate on Medicaid overhaul