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Merrill Matthews

January 5, 2018

Association Health Plan Proposal: Experts Wary of Weak Consumer Protections, Oversight Issues


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., IPI resident scholar, praised the new proposed rule, noting that it allows small businesses to do what large employers have long been able to: self-insure. “Self-insured employers have been able to avoid many of the state and federal mandates imposed on the small group and individual markets, which helped employers keep down the cost of coverage,” he said.

May 25, 2017

Different Sides See CBO Report Differently


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Merrill Matthews, resident scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation, said Wednesday that "Republicans will think they dodged the bullet with this. They will feel it could have been worse."

May 10, 2017

Renewable Fuel Standard Should Be 'Fired' By Trump


While it might have seemed reasonable in the 1970s to transition to ethanol, advances in drilling and environmental assessments have disclosed numerous problems. Maybe President Trump will, like a number of other policies, reconsider the economics and the science and say to the ethanol industry: You’re fired.

April 5, 2017

Are Countries with Trade Surpluses Economically Stronger?


If the president's goal is to increase U.S. manufacturing so that Americans are buying fewer foreign products and foreigners are buying more U.S.-made products, there is a right and wrong way to do it. And imposing import tariffs is the wrong way.

April 3, 2017

HHS Presses On with Regulatory Reforms


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

With no new healthcare law in place or in sight, President Trump's efforts to recast healthcare reform are in the hands of Tom Price and Seema Verma.

 

February 10, 2017

Trump's Court Battle in Perspective


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

“But the reason Obama was hit with so many more unanimous decisions was because he went rogue early on, asking his staff to look for novel theories that would allow him to move forward with implementing his agenda,” writes Merrill Matthews for Rare. “And if that meant twisting the Constitution—and basic logic—to get it, so what?”

January 27, 2017

The Future Of American Manufacturing Is High Tech, Not High Tariffs


If Trump focuses on these reforms, rather than punitive tariffs, he'll stand a good chance of rejuvenating American manufacturing.

January 23, 2017

Where Obamacare Stands Now


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews
June 6, 2016

The Swiss Said No To A Guaranteed Income - Conservatives Should Too


The Swiss rejected a guaranteed basic income, and the U.S.—and especially conservatives—should do so too.

May 23, 2016

The Margin By Which Military Troops Prefer Trump to Clinton Is Massive


You’d think the military would be more favorable to a former secretary of the State Department—unless her performance at State is precisely why the troops refuse to support her.

 

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