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Happy Anniversary Welfare Reform!

Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton signed welfare reforms into law that revolutionized American anti-poverty policy. Critics warned these changes would cruelly condemn vulnerable families to extreme hardship.  But new evidence shows these reforms lifted millions of families out of poverty.  

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Testimony: Pay Patients to Find Affordable Healthcare

Testimony before the Wyoming Labor, Health, and Social Services Committee, August 25, 2016

My name is Charlie Katebi. I'm a policy analyst with the Wyoming Liberty Group.  I’d like to thank the Department of Health for researching and bringing greater attention to Wyoming’s lack of healthcare transparency, and why we need greater clarity for patients.

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Commentary- Protect local control of education

Do parents have local control over their children’s’ schools? The Supreme Court of Wyoming says no. Boyd Wiggam, legal counsel for Wyoming Liberty Group, explains.

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Obamacare's hidden cruelty to patients

Charlie Katebi and Glenn Woods discuss the debate over Medicaid expansion in Wyoming and why it threatens the health of vulnerable and low income patients.

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Medicaid expansion’s hidden cruelty

There's no question that Wyoming needs reforms that make healthcare more affordable, accessible, and responsive to the needs of patients.  Expanding Medicaid under Obamacare is not one of them. Instead, the program crowds out private insurance, underpays doctors, and delivers terrible outcomes to patients. 

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Block Grants: A prescription for Medicaid reform in Wyoming

Every year, Wyoming taxpayers spend hundreds of millions of dollars on Medicaid. Yet we have little to say in its management.  The federal government mandates who Medicaid covers, what it pays for, and how it pays doctors.  Because of all these mandates, Medicaid has grown too large and cumbersome to ensure patients have reliable access to quality healthcare. 

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Wyoming's Budget Crisis is a Health Care Crisis

Charlie Katebi and KGAB's Gary Freeman discuss Governor Matt Mead's budget cuts and how the state's fiscal crisis exposes Medicaid's empty promises to patients.

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