Laramie, Wy – Republican Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming says he's proposing 20 amendments to the health care reform legislation before the Senate Finance Committee. The committee opened debate Tuesday on a health care reform bill introduced by Democratic Sen. Max Baucus of Montana. Enzi says one of his amendments would offer Americans the option of buying low-cost health care plans that meet their needs instead of having to buy expensive plans. Another Enzi amendment would give states incentives to
Wyoming – With Congress moving ahead on health care, there are a number of bills on the table - and even more opinions about those bills. Doctors Rich Sugden and Brent Blue are both family practitioners in Jackson... and they've joined Addie Goss on the telephone to share their views on how health care reform should proceed.
Wyoming – For years hospitals and communities in Wyoming have had a hard time finding new doctors and specialists. But in Casper, things have turned around in a big way. This year the Wyoming Medical center has helped recruit around 25 new physicians to the community. About half of them will work at the hospital. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports it's all due to an aggressive approach.
Wyoming – One group very interested in the health care debate is the owners of very small businesses. In Wyoming, 40 thousand residents list themselves as self employed. Kristie Arsland is the executive director of the National Association of Self Employed and she says many of those residents cannot afford health care premiums. She told Bob Beck a recent survey showed just how bad the situation is.
Wyoming – As more and more children get cell phones it is creating a challenge for schools; how to police the use of phones or find ways to make them part of the learning experience. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports
Wyoming – Wyoming's unemployment levels continue to rise and there is a fear that with the summer tourist season over those numbers will increase even more. Joan Evans is the director of the Department of Workforce Services and she joins Bob Beck to discuss the job market in the state.