Earlier this year the Wyoming legislature told the State Department of Health to study the rising costs of Medicaid and determine if the program can be changed.
This week the Department will begin a series of meetings to see if members of the public have ideas on how the program can be both more efficient and improved. Medicaid pays for the health care of low income people and those with disabilities. Health Department Spokeswoman Kim Deti says this is not just about trimming the budget.
“I would not say ways to cut, but definitely looking at the costs, where they’re at and where maybe there could be some efficiencies found. As well as maintaining the quality and the services that are needed by the people of Wyoming. ”
The Department is hosting five public forums in all.