Wyoming Senate kills Medicaid expansion

Feb 1, 2013 The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has killed a proposal to add about 17,600 low-income adults to the state's Medicaid program.

The Senate voted 22-8 against the bill Thursday.

Lawmakers say the issue could come up again in next year's budget session.

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowed states to decide whether to accept an expansion of Medicaid.

In states that approve the expansion, the federal government would pay all the costs for new enrollees for three years. States would pay a gradually increasing share starting in 2017.

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