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May 22, 2017

Publication Examines Health Care 'Price Transparency' Efforts: Widespread Challenges, Selective Solutions


In a new publication, “Selective Transparency: Transparency Efforts Obscure Real Health Care Pricing Issues,” IPI's Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., and CMPI's Peter Pitts examine the challenge consumers face in discovering prices in every sector of the health care system—not just prescription drugs.

May 4, 2017

House Bill Lets States Return to Functioning Health Care Markets - If States Choose To


“Today Republicans took an important step towards rolling back President Obama's and Democrats' decades-long quest for a government-run single-payer healthcare system,” said Matthews.

April 18, 2017

A Limited Government Solution to the Bathroom Controversy


In the debate over bathroom access for transgendered persons, the best solution is not to expand government power, but limit municipal overreach. Those in favor of precluding cities from social justice do-goodism should embrace solutions such as Texas’s CSHB 2899, which limits municipal power— rather than an unworkable attempt by the state to police bathroom access.

March 23, 2017

Matthews Praises Freedom Caucus for Demanding Changes Ensuring AHCA 'Actually Works'


As Republican leaders continue to work to garner support from the House Freedom Caucus for the American Health Care Act, IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews said the Freedom Caucus is "doing exactly the right thing."

March 6, 2017

FCC Should Withdraw Privacy Order, Give FTC Lead Over Internet Privacy


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should reconsider and withdraw its 2016 Privacy Order as an early step in undoing the many mistakes and overreaches made by the agency under its previous Chairman, and allow the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to take the lead over Internet privacy, said Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) president Tom Giovanetti.

February 3, 2017

Congress Should Abolish CFPB as Trump Rolls Back Financial Regulations


As President Donald Trump rolls back financial regulations and looks to make personnel changes at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Congress should begin work immediately to abolish the regulatory agency.

February 3, 2017

Giovanetti: Email Privacy Act a 'Slam Dunk'


If the Act becomes law, digital data older than 180 days would still be considered active rather than ‘abandoned,’ and would still be subject to the normal requirements governing analog information.

January 24, 2017

Trump Pipeline Action Boon to U.S. Job Creation


By advancing the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects, President Donald Trump is not only moving to unshackle the energy industry and promote a more secure United States, but is giving the green light to create a wealth of middle class jobs.

January 23, 2017

Matthews: Trump's Obamacare Executive Order 'Quick, Decisive'


President Trump’s executive order directing federal agencies to ease the burden of Obamacare is both quick and decisive in minimizing the law’s many burdens. “For those who wanted the president to act, you can’t get much broader—or better—than that," said Matthews.

December 13, 2016

EPA Backtracks on Fracking: Political Pressure Likely Driving the Flip


Today’s EPA statement clearly shows the agency’s final position on fracking and drinking water has been co-opted by the environmental movement.

 

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