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Gov. Mead: lawmakers should consider Medicaid - Gillette News Record: Wyoming

Gov. Mead: lawmakers should consider Medicaid

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Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 11:40 am, Tue Nov 5, 2013.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Gov. Matt Mead is urging Wyoming lawmakers to look carefully at whether the state should accept $50 million in federal funds to expand the Medicaid system in the state.

Speaking in his annual State of the State address, Mead says federal officials have failed to answer questions from him about how to implement the expansion. He also says he questions whether the federal government can live up to promises to pay for enlarging the program.

Mead says the state should work over the next year to look at what conditions would lead the state to accept the Medicaid expansion and create a health insurance exchange. An exchange would be an Internet site where state residents could shop for the best deal on health insurance.

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