health care overhaul

6:43 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Lummis will support removing funding from the Affordable Care Act

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.

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6:31 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Wyoming Democrat Supports Health Care Overhaul

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.

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5:57 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Governor Mead says a study shows that a Medicaid expansion could be costly

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.

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6:18 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Governor Mead concerned about lack of health care response

Governor Matt Mead talks to the media
Bob Beck Wyoming Public Media

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. 

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