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Evanston Woman Gets Probation in Medicaid Fraud

A federal judge has sentenced an Evanston woman to serve five months home confinement and two years of probation following her guilty plea to committing health care fraud.

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Medicaid Expansion Still A Possibility In Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Despite the Wyoming Legislature's recent rejection of a plan to extend Medicaid coverage to 17,600 additional low-income adults, the state's Department of Health continues to study the possibility

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Lummis:Medicare Must Change

Wyoming congresswoman Cynthia Lummis says that while she doesn't want to see cuts in benefits to current Medicare and Medicaid recipients, the math says changes must be made to the programs over the long-term if they are to survive

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Lawmakers Discuss Medicaid, Lottery, and the Supplemental Budget [AUDIO]

Despite the defeat of a proposal to add about 17,600 low-income adults to the state's medicaid program, supporters say they were encouraged by the debate.

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Committee Votes Against Medicaid Expansion Bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming legislative committee has voted against a bill to approve expansion of the federal Medicaid program.

The Senate Labor Health and Social Services Committee voted 4-to-1 on Wednesday to recommend that the full Senate not pass the bill to add nearly 30,000 people to the Medicaid rolls in the state

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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.

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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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