©Istockphoto/Patrick Heagney

©Istockphoto/Patrick Heagney

AARP Wyoming is continuing to push for Medicaid expansion to cover about 17,600 low-wage workers whose employers do not offer health insurance. Lawmakers considered several such bills during the 2014 session, but the only related measure they sent to Gov. Matt Mead (R) was a budget amendment calling for state officials to explore expansion options.

A 2012 report from the Wyoming Department of Health said Medicaid expansion could save the state more than $47 million over six years.

AARP Wyoming is encouraging members to urge their legislators to support Medicaid expansion in 2015. For contact information, go to legisweb.state.wy.us and click on “Legislator Information.”

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