Wyoming Liberty Group
Ever since Obamacare took effect, hospitals have lobbied states incessantly to pass its Medicaid expansion provision. But new research suggests that Medicaid expansion won’t help hospitals and may even harm them.
There's no question that Wyoming needs reforms that make healthcare more affordable, accessible, and responsive to the needs of patients. Expanding Medicaid under Obamacare is not one of them. Instead, the program crowds out private insurance, underpays doctors, and delivers terrible outcomes to patients.
At the start of Wyoming’s Joint Appropriations Committee’s interim meeting, Governor Matt Mead announced dramatic spending cuts to Medicaid and other health programs. But rather than eliminate wasteful initiatives and prioritize effective ones, Mead’s budget cuts punish virtually every program and could potentially hurt vulnerable patients in the process.
Charlie Katebi and Glenn Woods discuss a recent survey by the University of Wyoming and why it falsly concludes that Wyomingites support Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion.
Wyoming originally opted into Medicaid to help low-income individuals access medical care. But unless this entitlement undergoes systemic reforms, patients will find it harder than ever to get healthcare.