The Wyoming Senate is set to consider House Bill 162 to increase access to Medicaid for an estimated 25,000 low-income, uninsured Wyoming residents. The bill passed the House last week, and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, and the Association for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), urge the Senate to follow suit and pass this lifesaving legislation.
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Cheyenne, Wyo.—Today, the Wyoming House of Representatives passed legislation that paves the way to increase access to Medicaid for thousands of low-income, uninsured Wyoming residents. The Senate will now consider House Bill 162. Following is a statement from R.J.
Wyoming House Committee Advances Bill to Increase Access to Medicaid and Provide Lifesaving Health Care Coverage to Thousands of Residents
CHEYENNE—Tonight the House Revenue Committee passed House Bill 162 that could increase access to Medicaid for thousands of low-income, uninsured Wyoming residents. Following is a statement from R.J. Ours, the government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network:
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Believes the Wyoming Legislature Can Do More to Stand Up to Big Tobacco, Urges Lawmakers to Reject Flawed Tobacco Bills
Cheyenne, WY – As the Wyoming legislature is in full swing, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) believes our lawmakers have more to do in the prevention of tobacco.
CHEYENNE, Wyo.—The Cheyenne City Council heard public testimony on Monday night as they considered adding electronic cigarettes to the local smoke-free law.
CHEYENNE, Wyo.—Wyoming continues to fall short on implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce cancer, according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer
CHEYENNE, Wyo.--Unfortunately, a lifesaving tobacco tax bill died in the House Revenue Committee today on a 5-4 vote. House Bill 218, sponsored by Rep. Dan Zwonitzer (R-Laramie County), would have raised the tax on cigarettes by $1 per pack and increased the tax some other tobacco products.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges the legislature to pass House Bill 218, sponsored by Rep. Dan Zwonitzer, which would raise the tax on cigarettes by $1 per pack and increase the tax on some other tobacco products such as chewing tobacco and snuff. ACS CAN also urges the legislature to include e-cigarettes in the tax increase to address the e-cigarette epidemic among youth.
Wyoming Legislators Missed a Proven Opportunity to Save Lives and Raise Revenue by Not Introducing the Tobacco Tax
The Wyoming Legislature's House of Representatives decided not to introduce House Bill 43 by today's bill cutoff deadline, effectively killing any chance of a $1 tobacco tax increase passing this legislative session.