- Exchanges: Earlier this year, the Wyoming State Legislature authorized the formation of the Wyoming Health Benefits Exchange Steering Committee (S.B. 58). The group recommended that the state not seek out additional funding, temporarily stopping their efforts. After the Supreme Court ruling, the governor requested additional time to make a decision on an exchange.
- Medicaid Expansion: Governor Mead recommended in November that the state not participate in the expansion of Medicaid but said his position could change in the future.
- Medicare Advantage Enrollment: Wyoming currently has 2,152 seniors and people with disabilities enrolled in Medicare Advantage, or about 3% of all Medicare beneficiaries.
NEWS OF NOTE
» Wyoming Business Report – Wyoming Seeks Prescription for Health Exchanges
» Casper Star-Tribune – Wyoming Governor Expresses Grave Concerns Over Medicaid Expansion
» Governor Mead’s Statement on Supreme Court Decision (press release)
» Wyoming Tribune Eagle – Wyoming Not Alone in Waiting on Health Insurance Exchange Studies
» Bloomberg BNA – HHS Announces Two ‘Unreasonable’ Rate Increases; Says Reviews Lower Rates