Legislature Passes Health Care Pilot Project

Wyoming – This year the legislature passed a bill that took three years' worth of work. The health care pilot project is viewed as an innovative piece of legislation that could help low-income people get better health care. The main sponsor of the bill was Casper Senator Charlie Scott. He says the bill is an important start for Wyoming, since the state sees increasing health care costs of six to ten percent a year. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck spoke with Senator Scott outside the Senate chambers. Scott says the pilot will allow the state to try to address some of those rising costs.