Wyoming Liberty Group
Medicaid’s allies are gearing up their expansion drive for the 2016 budget session. As usual, they’re trying to convince Wyomingites that they will save big if government spends more of their money. We’ve heard this story before.
Since Obamacare took effect in 2013, the cost of health insurance has exploded. Turns out it’s very costly for the insurers themselves and some are paying the ultimate price.
In early October, one of those insurers, WINhealth, announced it faced severe financial challenges and was leaving the Obamacare exchange. Just 11 days later, the company declared bankruptcy, leaving 13,000 Wyoming customers uninsured.
Charlie Katebi spoke with Chuck Gray on KVOC about Obamacare’s disastrous impact on patients and insurers and why WINHealth is declaring bankruptcy. November 3, 2015
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.
Charlie Katebi and Chuck Gray discuss WINhealth’s decision to leave Wyoming’s Obamacare insurance exchange, and what is means for patients and Medicaid Expansion, on KVOC Talk Radio. October 13, 2015
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.”