Wyoming preparing to expand Medicaid

Lawmakers in Wyoming will meet next week to hash out a compromise between two plans to expand Medicaid, the Washington Post reported. One plan comes from Gov. Matt Mead (R) and the Wyoming Health Department; the other, from state Sen. Charles Scott (R) and the Labor, Health and Social Services Committee. Mirroring the new Medicaid expansion plan set to go into effect in Indiana, both plans for Wyoming would require either copays and premiums or the use of health savings accounts. Medicaid expansion would allow about 17,600 Wyoming residents--3 percent of the state's population--to gain healthcare coverage. Article