By Renny Mackay
Cheyenne, WY – Rising costs in health-related fields in the US have been well-documented. The impacts in the state of Wyoming are far-reaching. A budget of over a billion dollars is expected for the state Department of Health for next two years.State Senator Phil Nicholas of Laramie says the Department is trying to contain costs, but so far it isn't working. Nicholas is recommending that this year the state put an extra 60 million dollars into a reserve account. The state could tap into that account if the cost of running the Department of Health again grows at an unexpectedly high amount.