Health Law to Cost Wyoming $50 Million for Medicaid Expansion

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi
U.S. Senator Mike Enzi

Wyoming doesn't have $50 million to spare, according to U.S. Senator Mike Enzi who said that a study released Tuesday by two Congressional committees affirms why the President's Health Care law is unworkable.

The study, Medicaid Expansion in the New Health Law: Costs to the States, predicts the law will cost taxpayers at least $118 billion in the next 11 years.

This figure doubles the Congressional Budget Office's recent estimate of the taxpayer burden befalling states due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Wyoming's share is an estimated $50 million between 2014 and 2019.

The study was put together by Senator Orrin Hatch from Utah, the Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Fred Upton from Michigan, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

The study provides a comprehensive overview of state government estimates for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the impact on Medicaid programs in the states.

To view the entire study, you can click here.

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