Wyoming Liberty Group
Amy Edmonds and Chuck Gray discuss whether the supplemental budget violates the Wyoming Constitution by going beyond, way beyond, covering the ordinary expenses of the state, on KVOC. November 4, 2015
In a moment of bipartisan wisdom, the Labor, Health, and Social Services Committee sponsored legislation allowing out-of-state nurses to practice in Wyoming. Like many states, Wyoming bars nurses not licensed by our nursing board to practice here. The status quo restricts the supply of nurses, preventing patients from accessing thousands of qualified nurses, not to mention raising healthcare costs. The committee’s members took a decisive step towards expanding healthcare access in the state of Wyoming.
Maureen Bader and John Birbari talk about why corporate welfare impoverishes the state, and some of the poor choices made by government in their attempt to pick winners, on KVOW Riverton Radio. October 10, 2015
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
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.
Wyomingites pays more for health insurance than residents of any other state. And thanks to Obamacare, we’re about to pay a lot more. Starting in 2018, employer-based health plans that exceed $10,200 in premiums for individuals and $27,500 for families will be hit with a whopping 40 percent “Cadillac Tax.” If you receive health insurance through your work, get ready to pay a lot more for it. And even if you don’t, be prepared for higher taxes.
In a promising moment of bipartisan agreement, members of Wyoming’s Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Committee began drafting legislation that will allow patients and physicians to contract directly with each other and escape our disastrously overregulated insurance system.
This legislation will strengthen every Wyoming resident’s Constitutional right to health freedom. As stated: