Laramie, Wy – A foundation has moved to Wyoming with the
aim of helping some of the 80,000 uninsured people in the state to get health insurance.
The CoverMe Foundation was founded in Kentucky. Founder Alec
Shea and his wife moved to Laramie last fall. The organization
links people with government-funded programs, community social
services and private insurance.
Shea says the program tries to find uninsured people before they
incur medical costs. He says the program screens people for
eligibility to allow them to go to doctor's offices when they get
sick, instead of going to the emergency room.