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Why do we need the Taxpayer Protection Pledge?

Maureen Bader and Glenn Woods talk about who signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in Campbell County and why the voters of Campbell County should be most worried about a tax hike.

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Right sizing a supersized government

As Winston Churchill said, we should never let a good crisis go to waste. Why? Because it creates an opportunity for fundamental change. The fiscal crisis in Wyoming is a good example.

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Why Wyoming Needs a Taxpayer Protection Pledge

We often point to the third-party payer problem as the cause of the explosion in health care costs. Insurers pay doctors who provide services to patients. This separation of payer and patient means the patient has little incentive to question the cost or even the quality of service.

Now imagine what would happen if a big part of a state’s spending is funded that way.

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Saving Patients from Medicaid

Liberals frequently claim that Medicaid expands healthcare options to the less fortunate.  But without major reforms, Medicaid will become a major barrier for patients seeking care.

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Medicaid’s Critical Condition

Governor Matt Mead’s critics rightly chastised his plan to expand Medicaid without any foreseeable way of paying for new patients.  Now it turns out we can’t even afford totake care of patients already on Medicaid.

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Medicaid's Imminent Fiscal Crisis

Charlie Katebi and Glenn Woods of Boldrepublic.com discuss the Department of Health’s looming spending cuts and how they’ll effect patients on Medicaid.

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Instead of Asking: “Who Will Pay for It?" Ask: "What Are We Paying For?"

During the minerals boom politicians competed to see who could spend more to give voters “free stuff.” The free spending Freudenthal administration partied on with a state spending spree that doubled the cost of government—free stuff is expensive after all. Of course, buying votes with free stuff means convincing voters they can get something for nothing. That wasn’t difficult when the minerals industry picked up the tab; every spending request seemed to get knee-jerk approval.

 

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