Insurance http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Legislators consider Medicaid expansion options http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/legislators-consider-medicaid-expansion-options <p></p><p></p><p>To comply with the Affordable Care Act, Wyoming lawmakers still have to determine whether they want to provide more health insurance to people who cannot afford it, and what such a plan would look like.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The legislature soundly defeated a proposal to expand the current Medicaid program, so the Wyoming Department of Health has pitched a new proposal where people could purchase a scaled-down version of Medicaid Insurance.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 00:40:47 +0000 Bob Beck 46762 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Legislators consider Medicaid expansion options Blue Cross Blue Shield Responds to Healthcare Overhaul Decision http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/blue-cross-blue-shield-responds-healthcare-overhaul-decision <p>The Supreme Court, in a five-four decision, upheld the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act. The&nbsp;justices ruled that the individual mandate is unconstitutional under the commerce clause, but&nbsp;<em>can</em>&nbsp;go ahead as a tax.</p><p>The individual mandate requires that all&nbsp;people&nbsp;must buy health insurance. For insurance companies, that means they&rsquo;ll be getting a large, new pool of customers. In Wyoming, 17-percent of the population is currently uninsured, compared to a nationwide average of 16-percent. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 18:45:33 +0000 Irina Zhorov 26234 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Blue Cross Blue Shield Responds to Healthcare Overhaul Decision