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For all of the quality care it delivers, the U.S. health care system is one of the most dysfunctional sectors of the U.S. economy.  The government spends nearly 50 cents of every dollar spent on health care, most consumers are almost entirely insulated from the cost of their decisions, and employers decide what kind of health insurance their employees get.

But while the U.S. health care system begs for reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act only exacerbates all of the current problems, promising to devolve into a price-controlled system rationed and micromanaged by bureaucrats.

IPI believes there are much better options: reform the tax treatment of health insurance; remove the state and federal mandates and regulations that make coverage more expensive; pass medical liability reform; and promote policies that create value-conscious shoppers in the health care marketplace.

June 22, 2017

Senate Health Care Bill Would Guarantee CSR Payments for Two Years


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

The combination of keeping the guaranteed issue and preventing medical underwriting would make the Senate version actuarially unsound, said IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews.

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 20, 2017

Supporting Obamacare Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry


Democrats will never apologize for Obamacare even though it now contains elements, such has high deductibles, they long decried.

June 16, 2017

IPI Applauds GOP For Rejecting Bill Preempting State Malpractice Authority


“As supporters of limited government and the wide berth given to states by the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, we applaud Republicans in Congress for listening to our concerns regarding this bill and therefore pulling this legislation out of respect to the Constitution," said Tom Giovanetti.

June 13, 2017

47 Conservative Groups and Activists: The Senate Should Repeal All Obamacare Taxes

As the Senate continues to make progress on legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, we urge you and your colleagues to include repeal of the nearly 20 taxes imposed by the law.

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.

June 5, 2017

Prescription Drug Importation: Unsafe, Unnecessary and Unwise


Sen. Bernie Sanders has an amendment to allow prescription drug importation, even though numerous officials assert it's unsafe, and the vast majority of Americans have prescription drug coverage. 

June 2, 2017

The News Only Gets Worse for Obamacare and Democrats


It is becoming extremely difficult to disguise or defend the Affordable Care Act's collapsing individual health insurance marketplace, but that isn't keeping the left from trying. ObamaCare defenders now claim that premiums are rising because Trump won't guarantee to pay insurers certain subsidies for covering low-income people.

May 25, 2017

Research and Commentary: State High Risk Pools for Health Insurance


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Merrill Matthews of the Institute for Policy Innovation examined state high-risk pools and determined what made certain state pools successful. 

May 25, 2017

Report Says Bill Leaves 51 Million Uninsured in 2026


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

The American Health Care Act is now in the Senate’s hands, and Wednesday’s score will inform senators’ work as they draft their own version of the bill, experts say.

 

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