Wyoming Residents Say They Support Medicaid Expansion

Nov 3, 2014

While Wyoming residents strongly oppose the Affordable Care Act, residents are supportive of expanding Medicaid to provide health care to those who cannot afford it. A University of Wyoming election year survey conducted in mid - August found that only 24 percent of state residents approve of the Affordable Care Act, while 70 percent oppose it.  

University of Wyoming Political Scientist Jim King says people have a different opinion about Medicaid expansion.

“56% approve of the expansion of Medicaid and 36 percent disapprove the expansion. So although Wyoming has not been one of the states that expanded Medicaid that is something that Wyomingites do approve.”

King says the survey has a margin of error of four percent. Wyoming Public Media was a co-sponsor of the survey.