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The House and Senate budget bills introduced this week exclude Medicaid expansion, one of Gov. Matt Mead’s signature budget items, and rely instead on a patchwork of health care measures. (Matthew Copeland/WyoFile)

Prognosis grim for Medicaid expansion

The House and Senate budget bills introduced this week exclude Medicaid expansion, one of Gov. Matt Mead’s signature budget items, and rely instead on a patchwork of health care measures.
At left, Florence Owens Thompson's "Migrant Mother" from 1936. At right, portrait of a mother and her children by WyoFile contributor Matthew Copeland, captured on the Wind River Indian Reservation in 2015.

Some things never change

Copeland's photo is featured in Tuesday's article, Pure Poverty, part of our series on the state of childhood health on the reservation.

Bill to expand Medicaid on Wind River reservation fails

Bill to expand Medicaid on Wind River reservation fails

by Ron Feemster
— February 12, 2014

Ron Feemster, WyoFile

Wyoming House members voted this morning not to introduce a bill that would have allowed the tribes and the Wyoming Department …