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Wyoming State Capitol (Amy Richards/TSM)
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Medicaid, budgets and Education Debated [AUDIO]

The Wyoming Senate is considering a bill that would try and reform the state's Medicaid program. Senator Charlie Scott, Chairman of the Senate Labor, Health and Social Services Committee,says that could be difficult because of the limitations put on the state's by the federal government

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DOH:Medicaid Expansion Would Save Money

A new report from the Wyoming Department of Health says that expanding Wyoming Medicaid as encouraged by the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) could reduce the number of uninsured residents and save the state more than $47 Million over the next six years.

Department of Health Director Tom F

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(Courtesy Wyoming Poison Control Center)
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Wyoming Receives $624,000 In Vioxx Settlement [AUDIO]

Wyoming received more than $624,000 to reimburse the state's medicaid program in a national settlement with pharmaceutical company Merck regarding their drug Vioxx. A three judge panel refused to overturn a settlement agreement between the U.S. Government and thousands of Native Americans over management of their lands. Doug Randall reports. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Wyo Supreme Court: Judge’s Action Unconstitutional [AUDIO]

The Wyoming Supreme Court has ruled that a lower court order prohibiting anti-abortion protests from appearing at the Jackson Town Square last year was unconstitutional. Doug Randall reports. The Executive Director of Families USA, an organization that lobbies for healthcare concerns, says a Medicare budget that has been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives would have a disastrous impact on health care and especially on Medicare and Medicaid funding. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Wyoming Lawmakers Vote Down Medicaid Increase [AUDIO]

The Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee has voted to deny Gov. Matt Mead's request to use state money to make up for expired federal stimulus funds that had gone to help support Medicaid. Doug Randall reports.  Now is the time to start thinking about filing your income taxes. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis)
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis)
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GOP Challenges Report on Proposed Medicaid Cuts [Audio]

Rep Paul Ryan (R-Wis) is challenging a new report that says the mountain and southern states will be hit hardest by proposed changes in Medicaid. Doug Randall reports that the state will change its vaccination program for children beginning July 1st. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Wyoming Ranks High for Career Readiness [Audio]

 

 


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Governor Matt Mead is speaking out in favor of using block grants to the states for medicaid. Amy Richards has a report on a new survey ranking Wyoming tenth in the country for career readiness. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Rep Kermit Brown (R-14)
Rep Kermit Brown (R-14)
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ACLU Says Wyoming Needs Juvenile Court System [Audio]

The Executive Director of Families USA says proposed cuts in Medicare and Medicaid programs would have a devastating effect on affordable healthcare for many families. The ACLU says Wyoming needs a Juvenile Court System, Doug Randall reports. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Sybille Canyon Project Resumes [Audio]

Amy Richards has a report on federal money that is coming to help Medicare and Medicaid recipients in Wyoming. Crews have begun off road preparation for the reconstruction of a six mile stretch of Wyoming Highway 34 in Sybille Canyon. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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