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By Tom Coulter
Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Lawmakers to consider Medicaid expansion again


November 7, 2019

CHEYENNE — Medicaid expansion could be back up for debate in the Wyoming Legislature’s 2020 session, as lawmakers will consider a bill to expand the program during a Joint Revenue Interim Committee meeting in just over a week.

Though initially divisive after the federal adoption of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, 36 states have either fully expanded or are in the process of expanding Medicaid to uninsured people whose incomes are at or below 138 percent of the federal poverty level.

Three neighboring states – Idaho, Nebraska and Utah – approved ballot initiatives authorizing such a...

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