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Medicaid expansion bill not introduced; issue not dead

CHEYENNE —Lawmakers in the House failed to introduce a bill on the floor by Friday’s deadline that would have expanded Medicaid coverage for Wyoming residents. But that doesn’t mean the issue is dead for this session.

House Bill 20, “Medical treatment opportunity act,” would have needed 40 votes in the House to be introduced on the floor.

The legislation was sponsored by the Joint Revenue Interim Committee. Rep. Steve Harshman, R-Casper, who serves as the co-chairman of the Joint Revenue Interim Committee, told the Wyoming Tribune Eagle on Friday that the two-thirds vote to get the measure off...

 
 
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