AP News: Wyoming’s fiscal woes dominate governor candidates’ debate

Throne and Gordon also disagreed about expanding Medicaid. Gordon reiterated widespread concern among Republicans that Medicaid costs now borne by the federal government could eventually become a burden for states.

“The big thing about Medicaid expansion that concerns me is: Can Wyoming afford it? Especially over time,” Gordon said.

Expanding Medicaid like neighboring Montana is “an easy way to get health care to 20,000 of our neighbors,” said Throne, a natural resources attorney and former Wyoming House minority leader from Cheyenne.

“I am really frustrated that Mark continues to say he has a solution for this population when he has none. Of course we can afford it. We take $2 billion in federal money with assorted matches, we can do the same with Medicaid,” Throne added.

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