Legislative Panel Considers Health Care Legal Fund

Legislative Panel Considers Health Care Legal Fund

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A state legislative committee is drafting a bill to set aside $2 million to pay for legal challenges to portions of the new national health care reform law. The Joint Committee on Labor, Health and Social Services agreed during a meeting this month in Buffalo to have the bill drafted. It will vote on it later.

Committee chairman Senator Charles Scott of Casper said that he expects problems to develop when the Obama administration writes rules and regulations that will determine how the new health care reform law is administered. Scott thinks the national health care reform law will result in higher insurance costs, particularly in Wyoming. He says if parts of the law are harmful to Wyoming, the state needs to be prepared to fight it.

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