Coal’s decline has forced staunchly anti-Obamacare politicians to reconsider Medicaid expansion, while rural communities depend on tele-health more than ever.
The COVID-19 pandemic has hammered healthcare systems in rural populations already struggling with the loss of coal jobs and health coverage.
Wyoming can’t afford to delay the issue until 2021 with state budgets, hospitals, newly jobless all desperate for immediate help.
The blitz of hourly news developments associated with COVID-19 makes it difficult to track where we’ve been and what’s changed. WyoFile’s weekly review connects the throughlines.
Pinedale woman says slow government aid and an eviction notice led her to open in mid-April in violation of a state health order. “I’ve got a business to run and a family to feed,” she said.