Current Status of Medicaid Expansion in State:
State is studying options, leaning "no."
Governor Mead does not support health care reform and rejects the Expansion, but the final desicion will likely come during the current legislative session.
18% of Wyoming residents are enrolled in Medicaid. 64% of beneficiaries have managed care. Wyoming covers up to 200% FPL depending on the specific program. The Department of Health runs the state’s Medicaid program.
Expansion of Medicaid to 133% FPL would be a 40% increase over current enrollment.
Governor Matt Mead said that he would announce his decision on the expansion in December and released on the first of the month that Wyoming would not take on the expansion.
· Wyoming is one of the states that sued for repeal of the ACA.
· In his rejection of the Medicaid expansion, Governor Mead said there was a lack of information and too great a cost for the state to participate at this time.
· The state has conducted a fiscal analysis of the expansion and has published the findings of the Department of Health website.