Wyoming Association of Churches rally for Medicaid Expansion in Cheyenne

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - The Wyoming Association of Churches and Gov. Matt Mead demonstrated their support of Medicaid Expansion as a top priority for the 2016 Wyoming State Legislature Session, at a local church, Monday, Feb. 8. The rally for Medicaid Expansion was held at Highlands Presbyterian Church, with moderator Rev. Dee Lundberg, pastor of the United Church of Christ in Casper and leader of the Wyoming Association of Churches Social Justice Team. Governor Mead included Medicaid Expansion in his budget presented to the Joint Appropriations Committee earlier this year, but was removed by the JAC by one vote. *​Locals sign in support of Medicaid Expansion in Wyoming, Feb. 8. (Pitchengine Communities)* "Our Wyoming way is to take care of your neighbor," Mead said. "This is important for our state." Mead said that in order to amend it back into the budget on the floor, people around the state will need to start calling our legislators and expressing their support of the expansion of Medicaid. Mead expressed his support of this expansion earlier today at the State of the State address. *​(Pitchengine Communities)* *Feature photo: Pitchengine Communities* #shortgo #news #whatshappening