The debate over healthcare reform continues in the United States Senate. Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi introduced an amendment to the healthcare bill yesterday that was designed to help mitigate some of the rising costs of medical care. Part of the proposed bill would require everyone to purchase health insurance similar to laws requiring liability insurance on our vehicles.
The Democratic proposal would make everyone get the full coverage of insurance regardless of cost to the individual. Enzi would like to give Wyomingites a choice.
Right now, the average 35-year-old in Wyoming could be able to purchase catastrophic health coverage for just over $60 a month. Without Enzi’s amendment the new healthcare reform bill estimates that same coverage would be nearly 5 times as much once reforms are in place.
There is no word on when the Senate expects to vote on the reform legislation.