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Second health insurance sign-up starting

Nov 16, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming residents have a four-month window that started Saturday to buy health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act.
State residents who aren't ... [more]

Fed health insurance exchange opening to businesses

Nov 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Roughly 1,200 Fremont County residents bought coverage through the marketplace last year.

Individuals, families and now small businesses can sign up ... [more]

County's health insurance marketplace enrollment ranks third in Wyoming

Nov 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County ranked third in the state for most plans selected through the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplace.
The U.S. Department of ... [more]

Case says recent cancer diagnosis may inform his view on Medicaid expansion

Oct 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Republican candidate is running for re-election in Wyoming Senate District 25.

A recent melanoma diagnosis has given state Sen. Cale Case, ... [more]

Affordable Care Act to trim Medicare costs

Oct 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Federal officials say Wyoming residents on Medicare are expected to pay $1.5 million less than expected for health care in 2015 under the Affordable ... [more]

Demonstrators call for Medicaid expansion at debate

Oct 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Walking up to the governor and state superintendent debates Thursday, attendees and candidates got an eyeful of signs calling for Wyoming to expand Medicaid. ... [more]

Split decision on health care law

Jul 29, 2014 - By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau:  It sets the stage for another Supreme Court case, possibly next year.

WASHINGTON -- The legal battle over President Barack Obama's health care law has ... [more]

'Narrow' markets change U.S. health care

Jul 1, 2014 - By Misty Williams, MCT News Service:  ATLANTA -- The cancer had already spread to her abdomen by the time Beth Brock managed to escape from her health insurance nightmare.
The Woodstock business ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 1, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  No paper Friday
From the department of newspaper holiday housekeeping: The Ranger will not publish Friday in commemoration of Independence Day, a ... [more]

'Medicaid gap' hits Wyoming hardest

Jun 27, 2014 - By James Chilton, For MCT News Service:  CHEYENNE -- More than 8 million Americans have enrolled in health-care insurance since the Affordable Care Act went into effect late last year, and another 3 ... [more]

Wyoming digest

May 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Gosar to run for governor
ROCK SPRINGS -- Pete Gosar has stepped down as chairman of the Wyoming Democratic Party and announced that he's running for ... [more]

Judge says no to Catholic ACA exemption

May 14, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  The order applies to Wyoming Catholic College in Lander.

A federal judge has ruled that Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming are not entitled to a ... [more]

My Health Care: Obamacare with subsidy means coverage possible

Apr 29, 2014 - Lori Jorgensen, Riverton:  Editor:
Regarding "My Health Care," I can say without a doubt that without the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, I would not have health insurance.
I never ... [more]

MY HEALTH CARE: Retirement and ACA timing raised insurance costs

Apr 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  We are a retired couple that were fortunate to be able to keep our group insurance policy from our former employer. Upon retirement, we budgeted to be able to ... [more]

Like it or not, Obamacare now might well be 'too big to fail'

Apr 11, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  When Obamacare's first open-enrollment period ended last week, the tally was impressive: 7.1 million Americans signed up for insurance on federal and state ... [more]

Wyohealth.gov?

Apr 7, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The state's post-election climate might permit looking at a state health exchange

President Obama and supporters of the Affordable Care Act - ... [more]

Catholic College seeks exception from ACA parts

Apr 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The school doesn't want to cover contraceptives for its employees.

Wyoming Catholic College has been granted a temporary stay relieving it from ... [more]

County settles on higher health insurance rates; discount fo

Apr 1, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County employees can get a break on higher health insurance costs if they choose a high-deductible policy and participate in the county's wellness ... [more]

Gradually, public warming more to Obamacare, polls demonstrate

Mar 28, 2014 - By David Lauter, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- As Obamacare sign-ups hit the politically important threshold of 6 million this week, new polling has shown that the public has begun to warm a ... [more]

Politics creeping in

Mar 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Not every elected office in Fremont County needs to be held by a politician

Election years give voters plenty to think about. The primary and general ... [more]

GOP testing more-positive waters

Mar 3, 2014 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  Last summer, House Speaker John Boehner sought to justify the minimal, often negative Republican congressional record.
"We should not be judged by how many ... [more]

State/federal cooperation

Feb 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It works well enough on highway funding, which could be a model for Medicaid as well

Wyoming legislators are still tossing around the idea of finding ... [more]

Red vs. blue: The battle lines of 2014

Feb 26, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Obamacare will be in the picture, but it won't be the only election issue.

The conventional wisdom is that this fall's congressional election will be ... [more]

Your health insurance

Feb 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Political jousting has a way of overshadowing real-world experience. When the "experts" get to arguing before a national audience, the argument can come to ... [more]

New ambulance chief on job; plans fiscal, equipment reviews

Feb 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A new director is at the wheel of Fremont County's Ambulance Department. Joseph Zillmer started work Feb. 10.
Zillmer said he thinks highly of the service ... [more]

Goggles backing bills on Medicaid waiver, higher beer tax

Feb 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature begins its 2014 session next week, and House District 33 Rep. Patrick Goggles has eye on several bills to support.
On the Ethete ... [more]

County Dems to push for expanded Medicaid

Feb 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Democrats say they are hoping to help working-class people get health insurance by pushing for the Wyoming Legislature to expand Medicaid. At a ... [more]

Lawmaker: State will resist optional Medicaid expansion under the ACA

Jan 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Meanwhile, a federally mandated increase in Medicaid can be covered comfortably by existing state revenues.

With revenues of about $3.7 billion ... [more]

Dems push Mead on expanding Medicaid

Dec 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming Democrats are trying to turn up the heat on Gov. Matt Mead and other Republicans over their opposition to expanding Medicaid to cover 17,600 low-income ... [more]

Governor still says 'no' to Medicaid expansion

Dec 2, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Gov. Matt Mead is recommending that the Wyoming Legislature not accept federal money to expand Medicaid coverage to more than 16,000 low-income adults who lack ... [more]