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Wed November 7, 2012
Mead still considering Medicaid expansion
With the re-election of President Obama, Governor Matt Mead said it is finally clear that the Affordable Care Act will be the law of the land, and the state will need to be prepared by 2014.
Mead plans to have a recommendation to the legislature on whether to expand Medicaid and how to go about it. During a news conference, the governor indicated that the state could realize some savings if went ahead with an expansion.
“The state of Wyoming, unlike a lot of other states, has paid for some items out of state money that other states haven’t,” Mead said. “And if we expand Medicaid, the voluntary expansion, that expansion…those Medicaid dollars could help offset some state dollars we are spending.”
The governor will present his recommendations shortly.