Health Care

The Covid Vaccine Imperative

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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Make Them Listen

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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Health Care for Those Who Need It Most

We have been contacted by groups about the effort to promote expansion of Medicaid in Wyoming. It’s no secret the options are few for affordable health care for many low income residents of Wyoming. According to The Commonwealth Fund website, “States must finance a share of the cost of expansion. As such, expanding Medicaid will increase state spending. However, expanding Medicaid also allows states to…

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Action Alert: Wyoming Medicaid Expansion in Wyoming

ACTION ALERT! Contact Your Legislature. After years of refusing to expand Medicaid in Wyoming there is hope!  Better Wyoming has the story and has created an easy form for you to fill out.  What You Can Do: Read the Note below from Nate Martin, Director of Better Wyoming Fill out the online form. The Revenue Committee meets November 11-12 and Medicaid expansion is on the…

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Senators to vote on revised health care bill

Friday July 14, 2017 Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled a new version of their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which makes several key changes to their original plan. The new bill has some significant differences from the one passed by the House in May, including deeper cuts to Medicaid, a program that insures one in five Americans. The New York Times…

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