Coleman Says Two Medicaid Options on Table

Wyoming's state legislator Kathy Coleman of Sheridan says the Legislature will discuss two separate proposals to expand Medicaid during the upcoming budget session next month in Cheyenne.

She sits on the House health committee charged with making the recommendation.

She clarified that eligibility was based on income, then said one option is more like the original proposal, with a few stipulations, and the second is more complicated, because it would take some Wyoming dollars so people could buy insurance on the open marketplace.

She said some 80,000 people in Wyoming do not have health insurance. She talked about the Medicaid issue this week on our Public Pulse news talk show with Host Kim Love. To hear the interview, go to the Public Pulse page.