Wyoming Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis says she supports efforts in the House of Representatives to de-fund the Affordable Care Act.
Lummis says there are too many problems with the health care overhaul, starting with the individual mandate. That says everyone must purchase insurance or face a fine. The idea is that with more people getting health insurance, health care costs will go down. But Lummis met with a group of young male Wyoming workers who convinced her that the idea won’t work.
The Democratic candidate for Wyoming’s lone U-S House seat says that the health care overhaul known as the Affordable Care Act is nothing more than a market solution for the nation’s health care problem.
Chris Henrichsen says it didn’t change as much as Republicans claim.
According to a study conducted for the state of Wyoming, expanding Medicaid could cost the state millions.
Governor Matt Mead says the study shows that the Affordable Care Act will force the state to expand Medicaid coverage to some current children and adults between the years 2014 and 2020. But if Wyoming decides to follow the federal proposal to expand even further. Mead says the state’s share of costs will be high.
Governor Matt Mead continues weighing the pros and cons of expanding Medicaid to include those in the state who earn 133 percent of the poverty scale. The expansion is part of the healthcare overhaul known as the Affordable Care Act.