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Erin Humiston

November 14, 2017

Media Advisory: Matthews Available to Discuss Senate Inclusion of Individual Mandate Repeal in Tax Bill


Reports confirm the Senate has the votes to include a repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate in its tax bill, which is not only a good step for health insurance reform, but also helps pay for tax reform.

October 12, 2017

Charles Murray to Discuss Free Speech Problems on College Campuses


Noted political scientist and author Charles Murray comes to Dallas on Friday, October 20, to share his concerns about the state of free speech on college campuses as part of the Institute for Policy Innovation’s Hatton W. Sumners Distinguished Lecture Series.

September 5, 2017

Thursday: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Keynotes IPI Lunch in Irving After Touring Harvey Devastation


FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will deliver remarks on Thursday at an IPI lunch in Irving on “preserving a free, open and innovative Internet.”  This appearance follows the chairman’s trip to Harvey-impacted areas in south Texas, inspecting damage caused by the hurricane and monitoring the progress of communications infrastructure restoration.

July 17, 2017

IPI Urges FCC Reversal of Title II Broadband Reclassification


In comments filed today, IPI applauded the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom rulemaking, especially the agency’s reversal on the Wheeler FCC’s “most unfortunate and unnecessary error”-- the 2015 mistake of reclassifying broadband as a Title II common carrier communications service.

June 21, 2017

National Health Care Policy Analyst Available to Discuss Senate's Obamacare Replacement Bill


IPI resident scholar Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., is a nationally recognized health policy expert available for insight regarding the Senate version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as it is unveiled later this week and what the legislation means for health care consumers. According to Matthews, Obamacare is a political and health care disaster that has disrupted or eliminated good health insurance options that millions of Americans enjoyed.

June 9, 2017

Sanders Drug Importation Amendment Is as Dangerous as It Is Unnecessary


In a new IPI publication, “Prescription Drug Importation: Unsafe, Unnecessary and Unwise,” Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., says the Sanders amendment to the Prescription Drug User Fee Act assumes what is virtually impossible to guarantee: that imported drugs would be safe, much less effective.

May 24, 2017

BCBS Kansas City Joins Growing List of Insurers Pulling Out of ACA


Today, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City announced it will join a long and quickly growing list of health insurers that have concluded Democrats and President Obama had no idea how to reform the health insurance system when they imposed the Affordable Care Act on the country. 

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.

 

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