Laramie, WY – The state has about a $100 million deficit in its Medicaid account. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports that's after earlier cuts to the program
Back in June Governor Dave Freudenthal reduced the Medicaid budget by $24 million. That program helps low income people get health care. Now, with the unemployment rate rising to its highest point in 20 years, there is more demand for Medicaid. Gov. Freudenthal says he thinks unemployment could continue to grow.
Laramie, WY – In the Republican weekly address to the nation on Saturday, Senator Mike Enzi said many Wyoming people are frustrated and angry about the health care bills introduced by Democrats in Congress. Enzi had several complaints. For one, he says the bills would cause the rationing of health care based on a patient's age or disability: "These bills also raid Medicare. This will result in cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from the elderly to create new government programs."