Wyoming Liberty Group
Since Obamacare became law, patients have seen their health insurance choices disappear. There are fewer insurers selling fewer plans with narrower networks than ever before. And now Obamacare’s architects want to snuff out the few remaining private options and replace them with government rationing and substandard healthcare.
Amy Edmonds talks with health care policy expert Charlie Katebi about the much needed reforms to Medicaid being proposed by Congressional leaders. States like Wyoming need more flexibility in how they reform this broken entitlement program. Listen in as Charlie explains what can be done at the state and federal level.
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.
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.