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    Liisa Anselmi-Dalton
    (Dem)

  • John K. Kolb
    (Rep)

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Given the cuts to the Wyoming Departments of Health and Family Services already made by Governor Gordon, how would you immediately protect the most vulnerable among us?

Do you support any legislation that may come before the 2021 session of the Legislature that could result in raising revenue? Please explain.

What is your position on “Medicaid expansion” that allows low-income adults to be eligible for healthcare coverage with 90% funding from the Federal government and 10% funding from the State?

Campaign Phone (307) 389-4496
Campaign Email liisa@sweetwaterhsa.com
I am a fourth generation Wyoming native, born and raised in Rock Springs. I have an accounting degree from the University of Notre Dame and a law degree from Duke University. I love living in Rock Springs!

As a local hotel owner and operator, our family businesses employ over 100 people. My daughter, Kirsi Anselmi Stith, is beginning medical school and my son, Steven Anselmi Stith, graduated this year from University in Wyoming and will continue there for law school in the fall. My husband, Dan Dalton, is a petroleum engineer who recently retired from Praxair and has started a bison ranch on his homestead property.

For more information about me and my platform see www.LiisaforWyo.com. I humbly ask for your vote in November.
Cuts should be surgically done versus made with a sledge hammer. Given the size of the Department of Health and Family Services and the funding it receives, I would have expected cuts to the administrative side of the equation rather than cutting funding to the most vulnerable, such as our senior citizens. It makes both financial and “heart” sense to provide funding for Wyoming seniors to remain living in their own homes. This is not just a financial determination, it is the right thing to do! Most people would prefer to live at home or with a relative if possible. It costs roughly $4300/ month for a senior to be in a nursing home versus $1600 dollars a month for home services to allow senior citizens to remain in familiar surroundings.
I will be upfront on this issue. I am opposed to a state income tax or raising property taxes. As a business owner, I am a fiscal conservative who makes decisions daily on what can be maintained and what must be cut. This should be our first steps. The pet projects and unnecessary expenditures need to be scrutinized carefully prior to imposing any new tax. In addition, can we invest our permanent funds differently to realize better returns is a question we need to answer. The only tax that I could possibly support would be a 1% increase in sales tax with exemptions eliminated which would be spread widely and give us a large enough return to cover most of the shortfall.
To me, as a business owner, it makes sense to accept funds that would be covered 90% by the federal government. This money is paid in tax dollars to the federal government by Wyoming citizens. I would not turn down a 90/10 match, even though it could end in the future. I would write the law so that we could retract the expansion if the federal funding disappeared.

County hospitals cannot turn down services for individuals without insurance and the cost to provide this care is paid for by the county. Part of the funds for counties is paid for by money given to the counties from the state. In addition, it would allow some of our most vulnerable populations to have better access to health care.
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