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Topic - Elaine Harvey
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two Medicaid expansion bills have been sent to the Wyoming Legislature for consideration in the budget session that starts next month.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming legislative committee heard impassioned testimony Thursday from citizens urging the state to accept federal money to expand the Medicaid program to cover thousands more low-income adults. The committee plans to take up the issue again Friday.
Some of the Republican-led states holding out against expanding their Medicaid programs are beginning to cave, effectively embracing a key pillar of President Obama's health care law.
But, she said, the state's political dynamic is "so not Washington, D.C.," and the Arkansas-inspired plan seemed like an intriguing way to add members to the exchange.
Wyoming state Rep. Elaine Harvey, a Republican who is chairwoman of the Legislature's health committee, said her state has misgivings about the health care law, particularly since its low population could make its health exchange unviable.