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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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Health Spending Reform to Benefit Patients and Taxpayers Alike

Charlie Katebi spoke about to Glenn Woods on Boldrepublic.com about the problem with drawing people into a poorly run government program. Given the dearth of health care providers in Wyoming, any reduction to Medicaid reimbursements would likely limit health care access. And here the governor wanted to expand Medicaid! Thank goodness the legislature rejected Medicaid expansion.

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The Problem with the Santa Claus State

An accidental step towards real reform may benefit the charitable sector. 

Wyoming government revenues will not meet projections for the 2017-18 biennium. With a projected shortfall of between $240 and $510 million, Governor Mead responded by cutting the 2017-18 biennium budget by $248 million, or about 8-percent of the 2-year general fund budget of about $3 billion. Although this is budget cut by half, the governor may have unwittingly opened the door to real reform that will benefit patients and taxpayers alike.

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Governor Mead’s Budget Measures Highlight Urgency for Welfare Reforms

At the start of Wyoming’s Joint Appropriations Committee’s interim meeting, Governor Matt Mead announced dramatic spending cuts to Medicaid and other health programs.  But rather than eliminate wasteful initiatives and prioritize effective ones, Mead’s budget cuts punish virtually every program and could potentially hurt vulnerable patients in the process.

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UW’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Survey

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Wyomingites want bigger government!  Well, not exactly. 

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The University of Wyoming's Misleading Medicaid Expansion Survey

Charlie Katebi and Glenn Woods discuss a recent survey by the University of Wyoming and why it falsly concludes that Wyomingites support Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion.

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Freeing Patients from Medicaid

Charlie Katebi and John Birbari discuss the budget crisis' impending impact on Medicaid and how patient-centered reforms can give Medicaid patients greater control over their healthcare and deliver better value for taxpayers.

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