Wyoming is the 23rd healthiest state to live in according to the 2012 America's Health Rankings® by the United Health Foundation.
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State snapshot too large? Get county-by-county health rankings for Wyoming, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.
Wyoming Health Insurance Pool
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Starting in 2010, Wyoming started offering health care insurance coverage to residents through the federally established temporary high-risk pool program. To find out more about Wyoming's participation, click here.
Risk pools are state-sponsored programs to help people with a history of medical problems in their family to purchase coverage. These pools are for people who can afford to buy health insurance, but are not able to get underwritten in the private market because of a pre-existing health condition. These programs can vary significantly from state to state in price, benefits and number of people served. Often insurance companies doing business in the state are required to contribute to the pool to keep it in the black. In the best cases, they allow people to be able to switch jobs or become self-employed without the fear of losing their health insurance coverage. Read more about risk pools here.
Wyoming Medicaid information — The joint federal and state government program that pays for medical care for some low income and medically needy individuals and families.
Wyoming’s KidCareCHIP — A program that helps Wyoming families provide health insurance for their children.
Wyoming Project Health Care — Project Healthcare is a shared project of several Wyoming advocacy organizations concerned with monitoring the impact of health reform on Wyoming consumers.
State-specfic information on the Physicans National Health Program in Wyoming.
The Affordable Care Act: Immediate Benefits for Wyoming -- How the Affordable Health Care act will improve the lives of people living in Wyoming.
Why health care reform is important to Wyoming -- This 2009 document by the AARP provides a compelling case f for health reform in Wyoming.
The Benefits of Health Reform In Wyoming -- The Democratic Policy Committee of the United States Senate looks at benefits of health reform for the citizens of Wyoming.
Wyoming Health Matters — A web-based source of population data and information about Wyoming community health and healthy communities in general.
Wyoming mental health resource guide, offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Government.
The National Coalition on Health Care's information for Wyoming -- America's oldest, most diverse, and broadest based group working to achieve comprehensive health system reform.
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11/14/2012 6:11 PM
Wyoming Tribune Eagle — While unenthused to hand over authority to the federal government, Wyoming officials announced the federal government will operate the state’s health insurance exchange in 2014. The state Legislature is considering authorizing a task force to evaluate a state-run exchange in future years.
09/10/2012 6:09 PM
WyoFile — The Affordable Care Act and health insurance exchanges are not popular in Wyoming. State officials question how well an exchange would work for its small and mostly rural population. The state has taken little action on an exchange, and legislators say a federally run exchange is a “near certainty.”
08/03/2012 4:08 PM
State officials are dragging their collective feet as the Affordable Care Act’s deadline for state’s to establish health insurance exchanges is rapidly approaching –states have until the end of this year to act. Rep. Elaine Harvey (R-Lovell), co-chair of Wyoming’s Health Insurance Exchange Steering Committee, reveals that her group hasn’t gotten to the “nuts and bolts” yet, nor has it met since the Supreme Court decision upholding “Obamacare” (which Harvey said “blew my socks off” ).And with no upcoming meetings scheduled, the committee seems to be hoping that a Mitt Romney victory in the fall will undo health care reform, ironic since Romney’s efforts in Massachusetts provided the blueprint for federal healthcare reform.
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