Wyoming House votes to open health insurance market to out-of-state companies

Jan 21, 2013

The Wyoming House of Representatives has passed a bill that would open up Wyoming’s health insurance market to out-of-state companies. 

The goal of the legislation is to provide more insurance options to consumers.  But Evansville Republican Kendall Kroeker says the bill would do anything but.

“So all it does is protect the couple of insurance companies that are here and limits competition by not allowing anybody to offer anything different than is being offered,” Kroeker says.

But House Labor and Health Committee Chairwoman Elaine Harvey disagrees, and says the bill also offers a number of consumer protections. The bill now heads to the Senate for further debate.