Talk in the 10: Wyoming Medicaid Expansion HB80

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Dear Editor,

I am asking your readers to contact our Representatives in Fremont County and join other Wyoming residents to pass this house bill.


The bill has to presented to the legislators by February 6 to be considered for this year.

HB-80 would offer Medicaid to a never before served population, they are estimating 19,000 citizens of Wyoming.

The program was offered to all states in 2010, it’s federally funded and the feds pay 90% of the cost.

(Traditional Medicaid is only 50% federally funded)


I’m a retired State employee who use to determine eligibility for Medicaid programs.

I would hear horrific stories from residents in need but without those people meeting the limited guidelines, unable to assist them.

Please contact your representatives and urge them to vote yes.


Sarah Penn

Tim Salazar

Thank you, 


Debbie Thomas 


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