Wyoming Liberty Group
Obamacare is now a reality. Wyoming’s families and businesses will now be subjugated into compliance with a massive change to our health care system, the magnitude of which supersedes that of Medicare and Medicaid combined. As Medicaid expands and the public option pushes private insurance out of the way, reimbursements for medical practitioners will fall to Medicaid-Medicare levels across the board. As the smallest health insurance market in the country, we will quickly be gobbled up by government-run health insurance. Like the first in a row of 50 domino bricks, the state of Wyoming will be the first to fall under the federal government’s pressure to socialize health care.
According to the annual fiscal report from National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) Wyoming received $257 million in federal Medicaid funds in 2008. The Census Bureau reports that 57,000 or eleven percent of all Wyoming residents were enrolled in Medicaid that same year. This means that the federal government paid Wyoming an average of $5,263 per Medicaid enrollee.