Pilot Healthcare Project has Critics

Wyoming – A Cheyenne economist is urging the Wyoming legislature to pull away from the Healthy Frontiers program because he does not believe that the state can afford to get involved in any time of health care reform. Healthy Frontiers is a program developed by the legislature that is designed to give people health accounts that they can use to get preventive medical care from doctors. Doctors would be given a financial incentive to work with people to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle. The program is designed for those who are low income and who cannot get health insurance. They also must be working. But Doctor Sven Larson an economist with the Wyoming Liberty Group says to Bob Beck this could turn into a very expensive venture for the state.