Wyoming Liberty Group
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:
Direct Primary Care can help make healthcare more affordable in Wyoming. Aug. 25, 2015
• Majority agree:
• Wyoming would be more prosperous if people made own spending decisions;
• Families unlikely to benefit from corporate welfare schemes;
• Private sector better at determining potential of new technology than government;
• Are unwilling to pay higher electricity costs to attract data centers.
• People of Wyoming say put excess tax revenue into their hands instead of government.
CHEYENNE: Wyoming Liberty Group released the results of a survey today that asked 500 likely voters in Wyoming their opinion on the state government’s use of tax dollars to benefit private companies.
Governments everywhere favor some companies over others by showering them with other people’s money. In Wyoming, the constitution forbids legislators from giving tax dollars away directly, but this hasn’t stopped indirect giveaways. One giveaway is called Public Purpose Investment, or PPI. Although sold on the basis of its supposed benefits, these corporate welfare programs hurt competition and divert money to less productive uses.