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In Brief: Representatives reject Medicaid expansion

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By Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming’s representatives on Monday rejected a plan to expand eligibility for Medicaid while requiring recipients to work, take part in volunteer projects or further their education.

HB 244 would have expanded Medicaid benefits to anyone making less than 133 percent of the federal property level. It also would have required recipients to work, go to school, take some form of vocational training or take part in volunteer activities to be eligible for benefits.

The measure was killed in its first review by the full House on a vote of 36-23. It’s death came as representatives spent most of the day reviewing bills on the “General File,” the list of measures that have been reported out of committee and are awaiting a first review by the full chamber.

Monday was the deadline for the House and Senate to finish their reviews of the bills on “General File.” Any bills not reviewed by the end of business on Monday failed.

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