Affordable Care Act

CHEYENNE — Lawmakers in the 67th Wyoming Legislature will decide whether to expand the state’s Medicaid program eligibility in the upcoming general session.  If approved, Wyoming will be the last state in the West to do so.  The Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee voted 9-5 on Tuesday to sponsor...
JACKSON — Two legislators and a nonprofit that want to see Wyoming’s abortion ban take effect are pressing to be allowed to intervene in a lawsuit against the ban. In an Oct. 7 filing in Teton County District Court, attorneys Frederick Harrison and Denise Harle said the would-be intervenors have...

Wyoming Special Assistant Attorney General Jay Jerde listens to oral arguments from plaintiff attorneys in Ninth District Court on Tuesday morning on whether a preliminary injunction will be issued that would block enforcement of Wyoming’s law banning most abortions in the state. Jerde was defending the law on behalf of the state of Wyoming. Photo by Bradly J. Boner, Jackson Hole News&Guide/WyoFile.com.

JACKSON —  Ninth District Court Judge Melissa Owens decided Wednesday that Wyoming’s abortion ban potentially “transgresses” the state Constitution, meriting a halt on its enforcement until a lawsuit challenging the ban can be decided. Owens found the plaintiffs had demonstrated probable success in...
CASPER —  Here is Bob Brechtel, standing on the sidewalk protesting outside an abortion clinic that plans to open in Casper later this year. He’s been here every Thursday afternoon, usually holding signs that say “Remember the Unborn” or “Pray to End Abortion,” since the clinic was announced in...
Barrasso says caution needed in Medicaid expansion debate   By Clair McFarland Riverton Ranger Via Wyoming News Exchange   RIVERTON — U.S. Sen. John Barrasso thinks Wyoming should decide against expanding Medicaid.  Acknowledging that the decision is a matter for state government, not the U.S....
Committee revives Medicaid expansion   By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — A bill to expand Medicaid in Wyoming has been revived by the Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee after eight hours of testimony Tuesday. The 9-5 vote promises the proposal will have...
Healthy Wyoming launches statewide push toward health care for all   By Hannah Black Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE – For Dayton resident Julia Willis and her partner, access to health care, specifically through the Affordable Care Act, was the difference between life...
Insurance enrollment underway with state help   By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — It is again the time when Wyomingites can apply for health care through the federal marketplace established by the Obama-era Affordable Care Act. The state has put new resources...
Medicaid expansion discussed in forum   By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — With a little more than a week until the Legislature convenes, lawmakers and health care experts got a chance to talk about the nuances of Medicaid expansion Thursday during a panel...
By Ramsey Scott Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — As the fate of the Affordable Care Act works its way through the federal court system, Wyoming is left to wonder what type of impact a repeal would have on health care in the Equality State. A legal challenge by 20 state...

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