Wyoming Liberty Group
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.
by Jason Gay
For all of its fanfare, it is hard to identify any success associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—Obamacare. There has been a great deal of media coverage over the false statements leading up to the law’s passage. The arrogance that underlies the mindset of making decisions in the personal lives of others has been exmplified in the person of Jonathan Gruber. Yet, the big threats of the law have escaped that sort of protracted discussion.
Yesterday I explained the economic conditions for privatizing K-12 education in Wyoming. Today, attention is on health care, a topic that has been discussed at length in many different directions over the years. Every politician wants to have a say on health care, and - frankly - too many pundits have weighed in over the years without making a contribution of substance to the issue.
Regina Meena talks with Gary Freeman on KGAB about why we need to ask that tough question: should employers continue to offer health insurance in place of salary? July 3, 2014 – KGAB.
Much has been said about ObamaCare enrollment numbers since the April deadline. Unfortunately, they are not valid. Regina explains why that is during her KGAB interview with Gary Freeman. May 23, 2014 – KGAB.
It is true. People can get insurance coverage when they need it. April 25, 2014 – KGAB.