Governor Considers A Special Session A Last Resort

Laramie, Wy – While Governor Dave Freudenthal is disappointed that citizens will not get to vote on whether or not to cap damages in medical malpractice cases, he wants to see if the state can work on some other alternatives before looking into a special session. Freudenthal thought focus on the ballot issue got lost through the numerous health care bills that legislators offered as alternate solutions. While he notes an insurance company has left and some doctors are leaving, the Governor is not ready to call a special session. He thinks the private sector should get a chance to work the matter out first. He says a special legislative session should be a last resort.
Freudenthal remains hopeful that a new insurance carrier will come to the state to replace the Ohio Insurance Company who pulled out of Wyoming and some other states for financial reasons.