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Charlie Katebi spoke with Chuck Gray on KVOC about Kentucky’s gubernatorial election and the lessons it holds for Medicaid Expansion in Wyoming

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

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WINhealth Loses Under Obamacare: A Cautionary Tale

With just a few weeks until open enrollment, WINhealth has decided to leave Wyoming’s health insurance exchange. The insurer hoped that Obamacare’s federal bailout fund would pay for its losses. However, it only paid insurers a fraction of what it promised. Wyoming legislators rejected Medicaid expansion last year because they worried the federal government would renege on its promises and here is a prime example. Insurers have found out the hard way the federal government can’t be trusted. Let’s hope it is a lesson learned by legislators still pushing for Medicaid expansion.

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Mead’s Latest Medicaid Gambit

No single provision of Obamacare has been more disastrous than Medicaid Expansion.  It’s cost taxpayers billions more than promised and hurt the very people it was intended to help.  Now Governor Mead wants to try yet again to expand this ruinous government program in Wyoming.

Following an event at an oil recovery facility in Riverton, Mead commented:

“I think it’s appropriate for members of [the Joint Appropriations Committee] and the Legislature, as a whole, to take a look at [Medicaid Expansion] and see if we want to again forgo that money during these tough budget times.”

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Medicaid Expansion’s False Promise

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Charlie Katebi and KVOC’s Chuck Gray discuss Governor Mead’s intentions to pass Medicaid Expansion In Wyoming, one of Obamacare’s most disastrous provisions

Charlie Katebi and KVOC’s Chuck Gray discuss Governor Mead’s intentions to pass Medicaid Expansion In Wyoming, one of Obamacare’s most disastrous provisions. October 6, 2015

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Paying Patients to be SmartShoppers

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.

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Charlie Katebi spoke with Chuck Gray on KVOC about Governor Matt Mead’s latest bogus attempt to use Wyoming’s budget crisis to advance Medicaid Expansion

Charlie Katebi spoke with Chuck Gray on KVOC about Governor Matt Mead’s latest bogus attempt to use Wyoming’s budget crisis to advance Medicaid Expansion. September 1, 2015

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