The Wyoming Legislature will convene for the 2022 session on Feb. 14, and we will be there. We are committed to advocating for policies that build healthier lives and communities across Wyoming, and we need your help to be successful. Please be on the lookout for email updates and calls to action in the coming weeks.
Here are a few of the issues we anticipate:
Medicaid Expansion: In December, the legislature’s joint interim Revenue committee also reaffirmed its May 2021 vote to sponsor a Medicaid Expansion bill, the ‘Medical treatment opportunity act.’ This measure, when passed, would provide health care coverage to more than 24,000 of our Wyoming friends and neighbors who do not receive health care coverage through their employer and cannot afford their own insurance.
TCPR: Also in December, Gov. Gordon asked the legislature’s joint Appropriations committee to include and approve an $84,000 one-time request for startup costs for the purchase of Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) curriculum, staff training and recertification, improving the standard of care delivery across the state and enabling immediate medical response over the phone.
What that means is we now have two potential paths to having Telecommunicator CPR (TCPR) approved during the upcoming session. EMD certification includes TCPR training and certification. Previously, the joint interim Transportation committee voted in favor of sponsoring a bill to include TCPR training in dispatcher certification.
We hope you can join us as we work together to improve and save lives through smart and effective policy and appropriations. Thank you for being a part of our You’re the Cure network and these efforts!