Wyoming Liberty Group
Charlie Katebi spoke with Chuck Gray on KVOC about Kentucky’s gubernatorial election and the lessons it holds for Medicaid Expansion in Wyoming. November 9, 2015
Charlie Katebi spoke with Chuck Gray on KVOC about Obamacare’s disastrous impact on patients and insurers and why WINHealth is declaring bankruptcy. November 3, 2015
In a moment of bipartisan wisdom, the Labor, Health, and Social Services Committee sponsored legislation allowing out-of-state nurses to practice in Wyoming. Like many states, Wyoming bars nurses not licensed by our nursing board to practice here. The status quo restricts the supply of nurses, preventing patients from accessing thousands of qualified nurses, not to mention raising healthcare costs. The committee’s members took a decisive step towards expanding healthcare access in the state of Wyoming.
For most of us, our healthcare is paid for by someone else; either our employer or a government entitlement program. When someone else is paying, why bother shopping around for the best price? Now an innovative new company has found a way to make patients cost-conscious and lower prices.
Since World War II, employer-sponsored insurance has remained an untaxed benefit. Companies began offering health insurance to attract workers after the Roosevelt Administration imposed wage freezes. These benefits became so popular that large employers successfully lobbied the IRS to exempt health coverage from taxation in 1943. This allowed businesses to compensate workers through untaxed benefits. And workers enjoy untaxed compensation in the form of health insurance.
Charlie Katebi spoke with Doug Randall on KGAB about his testimony before the Joint Labor, Health, and Social Services Interim Committee, and fielded questions from callers on healthcare cost saving measures. Aug. 25, 2015