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    James Byrd
    (Dem)

  • Affie Ellis
    (Rep)

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Given the cuts to the Wyoming Departments of Health and Family Services already made by Governor Gordon, how would you immediately protect the most vulnerable among us?

Do you support any legislation that may come before the 2021 session of the Legislature that could result in raising revenue? Please explain.

What is your position on “Medicaid expansion” that allows low-income adults to be eligible for healthcare coverage with 90% funding from the Federal government and 10% funding from the State?

Campaign Phone (307) 223-5293
Campaign Website http://www.byrd4wyoming.com/
Campaign Email james@byrd4wyoming.com
Born and grew up on the west side of Cheyenne. West 25th street. (4/5th generation Wyoming family homesteaded Wyoming Territory) Attended Cheyenne Public Schools and St. Mary's School. Graduated from CHS 1972 Attended University of Wyoming 1972-1976, 1978-1979. Worked as Expl. Geophysicist for C.G.G. North America Worked as Geophysical ET AMOCO oil Worked as Computer Netowrk Server Engr. & Network Security Engr. Elected to WY State House 2009
Re-instate the cuts to those most vulnerable that have no means of income to pay or co-pay. Hospitals and clinics are left "on the hook" for this treatment/level of service required by the state. The state should be back-filling as much as possible to keep the hospitals and clinics above water. Or the state could adopt medicaid expansion.
Yes. The state is currently living on savings. The current revenue does not come close to the necessary dollars to run the state and agencies. An emergency funding measure of approx. $2 bill will be required to get through the next bienium. By then the legislative and executive better have long term revenue solutions that do not include a personal income tax or a tax on non-prepared food.
We need it. Hospitals/clinics are on the edge of bankruptcy. Approx. 26,000 people in WY are uninsured and would be eligible for coverage. This would take the fiscal burden many sectors in the WY economy that are in fiscal dire straits.
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