Earlier this month the U-S Department of Health and Human Services indicated that Wyoming’s Medicaid and the Children’s Insurance Program known as CHIP had lost four thousand participants.
But the Wyoming Department of Health says both programs are very busy. The Department’s Jan Stahl says Wyoming numbers go up and down throughout the year.
“Our numbers indicate that we had dropped down up until the end of December, but since that time our numbers have been climbing back up.”
In fact Stahl says that they continue to get a high number of applications.
She adds that improvements in the economy will lead to people being ineligible for Medicaid which means they will leave the program.
Federal officials say that some of those people would have kept Medicaid coverage if the legislature had supported expanding Medicaid.