Advocating For Affordable Health Care

Our Healthy Wyoming coalition partner, the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network (ACS-CAN), is hiring an Engagement Manager to help in our fight for Medicaid expansion. This person will work closely with Wyoming coalition members and partners to continue to grow grassroots campaign networks, engage diverse and new partner organizations, identify and document individual stories, and collaborate on communication strategies for the media and public. Additionally,…

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Tens of thousands of Wyoming residents lack basic access to healthcare. Most work jobs that don’t offer health insurance and don’t pay enough to buy private coverage—but they still earn too much to qualify for Wyoming Medicaid. As a result, far too many of our Wyoming neighbors go without treatment when they’re ill, screenings for deadly disease, and necessary prescriptions. The Wyoming Legislature has the…

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By Ronn Smith, Wyoming Rising, September 30, 2021 On September 18th of this year, protesters gathered in Cody to express their outrage at COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Among them were State Representatives Dan Laursen and Rachael Rodriguez-Williams, and State Senator Tim French. Ostensibly the protest was about personal freedom and the rejection of government controls, not the merits of getting vaccinated. If so, then why not…

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How do we tell our legislators that we favor Medicaid Expansion? According to Marcie Kindred of the Equality State Policy Center, we can tell stories about how our communities’ residents are struggling with health care costs. Eight communities so far have held vigils to honor those who lost their health battles and those still fighting them. At these vigils, people shared their stories about falling…

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Wyoming Rising will be promoting Better Wyoming’s push for Medicaid Expansion and improving access to affordable health care in the state. Better Wyoming is part of the Healthy Wyoming coalition, which has been organizing people across Wyoming all summer on behalf of Medicaid expansion and healthcare access. Now, it’s time to act. Please join your neighbors and community leaders as Healthy Wyoming hosts a series…

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The 2021 Legislative Session adjourns on Tuesday April 7. Here are some of the bills we’ve been watching. Wyoming Senate killed Medicaid expansion, again. 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. Read the article on Wyo File: https://www.wyofile.com/how-the-wyoming-senate-killed-medicaid-expansion-again/ Bill to reduce Dem participation on…

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