Wyoming Liberty Group
Maureen Bader and Gary Freeman discuss the need for a Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Can you family afford to pay an additional $27,000 per year to support a supersized government?
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.
Wyoming Liberty Group's Amy Edmonds speaks with Maureen Bader, WyLibery's Chief Policy Analyst and Communications Director on the Wyoming Taxpayers Protection Pledge. Maureen explains why the Pledge is needed to protect Wyoming taxpayers from tax increases brought on by an overgrown state government and falling minerals revenues.
We often point to the third-party payer problem as the cause of the explosion in health care costs. Insurers pay doctors who provide services to patients. This separation of payer and patient means the patient has little incentive to question the cost or even the quality of service.
Now imagine what would happen if a big part of a state’s spending is funded that way.