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Empowering Patients Delivers Savings

Several states have been moving their health care systems in a more patient centered direction.  Reforms that empower patients to find better value in their health care systems is a win-win scenario for both the patient and taxpayers.   Their patients now have both the right information and incentives to find the best health care at the lowest price.  

Listen in as Charlie Katebi talks about two such reforms in this week's Wyoming Liberty Group podcast.

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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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Who Wants to Pay Higher Taxes?

When recently asked over 65% of Wyoming citizens said they would be more likely to support a candidate for public office who had signed the Taxpayer  Protection Pledge.  Why?  Because a majority of citizens do not want to pay higher taxes, which is why it's so important to know if your local legislator has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.  Listen in as Amy Edmonds talks with John Birbari about the pledge. 

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Not proficient in reading and math? No job for you!

We read frequently about employers who desperately want to hire and put people to work. And we often read about how young people are desperate to find jobs “with a living wage.” So why aren’t they teaming up and living happily ever after? Where’s the disconnect?

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Putting People Behind Bars Doesn't Work

Is putting people behind bars the best answer for taxpayers and our communities?  Wyoming Liberty Group welcomes Anthony Vibbard who will be working on this very issue.  Listen as he and Amy Edmonds discusses his work on Criminal Justice Reform and some of his early impressions of Wyoming's justice system. 

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Socialized Medicine’s Deadly Wait Times

Advocates for government-run healthcare constantly praise single-payer systems in Europe and Canada as paragons of patient satisfaction.  But how well are patients treated in these countries?  

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