The Affordable Care Act assures eligibility for Medicaid coverage to all lawful U.S. residents living below 133% of Federal Poverty Level, but a Supreme Court ruling in the summer of 2012 allows states the option of not expanding their Medicaid program.
State governors and legislatures now have the decision to expand Medicaid in their state. Medicaid expansion in Wyoming would provide needed coverage to 18,000 Wyomingites.
Though early 2013 legislative efforts to expand Wyoming’s Medicaid program failed, the Governor of Wyoming still has an opportunity to decide to expand Medicaid in the state.
The Colorado-Wyoming Chapter, is working with a group of Wyoming advocates to encourage the state to fully expand Medicaid. The Federal Government will cover much of the costs of expansion and the coverage would mean better access to healthcare for Wyomingites, including some people with MS.