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Obamacare's hidden cruelty to patients

Charlie Katebi and Glenn Woods discuss the debate over Medicaid expansion in Wyoming and why it threatens the health of vulnerable and low income patients.

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Medicaid expansion’s hidden cruelty

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. 

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Medicaid's Empty Promise to Patients

In this short video, Charlie Katebi explains why Medicaid can’t afford to take care of Wyoming’s most vulnerable patients. It’s time for something new.

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Block Grants: A prescription for Medicaid reform in Wyoming

Every year, Wyoming taxpayers spend hundreds of millions of dollars on Medicaid. Yet we have little to say in its management.  The federal government mandates who Medicaid covers, what it pays for, and how it pays doctors.  Because of all these mandates, Medicaid has grown too large and cumbersome to ensure patients have reliable access to quality healthcare. 

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Wyoming's Budget Crisis is a Health Care Crisis

Charlie Katebi and KGAB's Gary Freeman discuss Governor Matt Mead's budget cuts and how the state's fiscal crisis exposes Medicaid's empty promises to patients.

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Health Spending Reform to Benefit Patients and Taxpayers Alike

Charlie Katebi spoke about to Glenn Woods on Boldrepublic.com about the problem with drawing people into a poorly run government program. Given the dearth of health care providers in Wyoming, any reduction to Medicaid reimbursements would likely limit health care access. And here the governor wanted to expand Medicaid! Thank goodness the legislature rejected Medicaid expansion.

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Governor Mead’s Budget Measures Highlight Urgency for Welfare Reforms

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.

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