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The Time Is Ripe For Medicaid Expansion

Ronn Smith Chair, Wyoming Rising March 3, 2021 Simply put, Medicaid is a joint federal-state health insurance program for low-income people that traditionally focused on children, pregnant women, the elderly and the disabled. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), each state was permitted the option to expand eligibility to include…

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Bills We’re Watching

The 2021 Wyoming legislative session convened remotely on January 12th. Because of Covid-19, the session schedule is unusual, with the first eight-day virtual session adjourning Feb. 5.  Committees will start up again on Feb. 22, and the regular session will reconvene in person on March 1. This gives constituents a…

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Earth Day Discussion

Wyoming Rising Earth Day Climate Discussion In honor of Earth Day, April 22, Wyoming Rising is presenting a slate of online events. In addition to our Earth Day Film Series we are presenting a Climate Simulation Workshop on April 22 and on April 25 we host a presentation & discussion…

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Earth Day Climate Simulation Workshop

Wyoming Rising Earth Day Climate Simulation Workshop In honor of Earth Day, April 22, Wyoming Rising is presenting a slate of online events. In addition to our Earth Day Film Series we are presenting a Climate Simulation Workshop on April 22 and on April 25 we host a presentation &…

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Earth Day Film Series

Wyoming Rising Earth Day Film Series This year we offer four inspiring and profound films in honor of Earth Day. We hope this series helps raise awareness of the threat of climate change and global warming and inspires you to take steps toward protection of our Blue Planet. Click on…

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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…

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Congress is offering Wyoming $120 million to update its Medicaid program and extend insurance coverage to 25,000 low-income adults. BEFORE MONDAY 3/22/2021: Tell your Wyoming Senator to vote “YES” on Senate File 154, “Medicaid expansion with federal match requirements” to improve Wyoming’s health, our healthcare system, and our economy. Tell…

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ACTION ALERT: Medicaid Expansion Bills

Medicaid Next Steps First, take a minute to celebrate! Senate File 154 “Medicaid expansion with federal match requirements” passed the Senate Labor Health Committee with a 3-2 vote and advanced to the Senate floor. A Medicaid Expansion bill has not made it to the floor of the Wyoming senate in…

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