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Justice Reform Could Cut Healthcare Spending, Combat Potential Crisis

By: Anthony Vibbard & Charlie Katebi

Criminal justice reform legislation will be on the agenda in the upcoming 2017 Wyoming Legislative General Session. Much has been said about criminal justice reform and its potential to save taxpayer dollars. The conversation typically revolves around lowering administrative costs, downsizing staff, and avoiding future prison construction. But, reforms could also reduce the growing cost of prison healthcare.

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What Does Donald Trump Mean for Obamacare?

President-elect Donald Trump promises to repeal and replace Obamacare.  What does this mean for patients, doctors, and taxpayers?  Charlie Katebi and KGAB's Gary Freeman discuss Trump's healthcare agenda and the future of healthcare in Wyoming.  

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Empowering Patients Delivers Savings

Several states have been moving their health care systems in a more patient centered direction.  Reforms that empower patients to find better value in their health care systems is a win-win scenario for both the patient and taxpayers.   Their patients now have both the right information and incentives to find the best health care at the lowest price.  

Listen in as Charlie Katebi talks about two such reforms in this week's Wyoming Liberty Group podcast.

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Medicaid Expansion Failure A Win for Wyoming

Amy Edmonds speaks with Senior Health Care Analyst Charlie Katebi about why the failure of Medicaid Expansion was a good thing for Wyoming citizens.  Katebi points out the weak arguments by those who supported expansion and tells us why waiting has helped Wyoming to see what expansion has done in other states.  Their budgets woes are a lesson learned for Wyoming.  Listen to this new podcast and learn more about why expansion will never be the right thing to do for Wyoming. 

 

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Canada – A Health Care Utopia?

If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.
         Milton Friedman

Imagine being told by your doctor that you are too young for a knee replacement or even worse, waiting so long for bariatric surgery that you die. If you think this could never happen, think again. In the Canadian single-payer health care system, people languish and sometimes die on wait lists because government rations – or caps – the amount of health care it supplies. Government health care cheerleaders — take note.

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Charlie Katebi spoke with Chuck Gray on KVOC about healthcare reform plans under discussion in Congress

If the Supreme Court rules in King v. Burwell that the IRS illegally distributed tax credits on federal insurance exchanges, Republicans could finally have the chance to repeal Obamacare. June 2, 2015

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Health Care Reform Misconceptions Unplugged

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