The state’s most vulnerable residents don’t have a voice that a majority of lawmakers want to hear, Drake opines.
Medicaid expansion, a proposal that failed again in 2021, will be subject to further study this summer. Lawmakers will also look at new revenues, charter schools, education funding and other topics.
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.
Following years of discussing, and rejecting, expansion with lesser incentives, Wyoming lawmakers are now giving it serious consideration.
As lawmakers prepare for the March session, several bills aim to regulate state health orders and the authority of the state health officer.