Medicaid expansion dies again
Legislators defeat bill before it can be debated in committee
February 13, 2020
CASPER — Hours into the start of the 2020 legislative session, the Wyoming House killed a bill Monday that would’ve set the stage for Medicaid expansion.
The bill fell at the earliest hurdle in the House, with nearly two thirds of the body voting against it as part of the chamber’s consent list. It’s a swift end for the measure, which would’ve given Gov. Mark Gordon the ability to study expansion and move it forward, albeit under the eye of the Legislature.
Jen Simon of the Wyoming Women’s Action Network said the consent agenda passed 59-0-1, but 39 lawmakers voted to strip...