Facing enormous political pressure, and failing to agree on verifiable facts, the Wyoming Legislature declined to close the Medicaid gap in Wyoming, which advocates have pushed for years.
House, Senate diverge on education cuts. Medicaid expansion advances while death penalty repeal fails to get the vote, and energy transition measure raises eyebrows.
Following years of discussing, and rejecting, expansion with lesser incentives, Wyoming lawmakers are now giving it serious consideration.
With more bills than time, legislative leadership says this session is all about establishing priorities. But what are they?
Coal’s decline has forced staunchly anti-Obamacare politicians to reconsider Medicaid expansion, while rural communities depend on tele-health more than ever.