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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 4, 2017

EDITORIAL: Finding Hope After Trump's Climate Retreat


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

This weekend the Trib has devoted a generous amount of ink and paper to differing views on President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate accord. Those opinions range widely, from Washington Post journalist Ben Adler’s concern for both environment and economy, increasingly dependent on renewable energy and green initiatives, to conservative Texas scholar Merrill Matthews’ fears that the accord made too many demands of developed nations for environmental change, which he suggests (and with strong evidence) is already being positively affected by free-market forces. 

May 24, 2017

Senate Deserves Right of Refusal on Paris Agreement


The decision on whether to remain in the Paris Agreement should lie with the Senate, which is empowered by the Constitution to ratify treaties.

May 23, 2017

Texas Leaders Are Failing to Pursue Conservative Principles, And The Thwarted Sale of Oncor Is A Perfect Example


In yet another legislative cycle, Texas voters have sent a substantial cadre of conservative legislators to Austin, and yet again, anything resembling a free-market agenda has barely budged.

May 23, 2017

Ford's CEO--Another Casualty to Obama's Green Dreams


Ford's CEO is out, in part because President Obama's unrealistic CAFE standards force car manufacturers to build small, fuel-efficient cars that very few people want.

May 17, 2017

FCC Chairman Correct to Take on 'Net Neutrality' Rules


Mr. Pai’s approach will ensure America’s digital economy continues to thrive.

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.

May 8, 2017

Market Watchers: Health Care Repeal Doesn't Address Industry's Top Priority, CSR Payments


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

The state exemption from the community rating mandate is critical to stabilizing the marketplace, said Merrill Matthews, resident scholar at IPI. "I think it allows states to opt out and create a functioning health insurance market. They are allowing waivers so insurers can risk-rate patients and assess actuarially accurate fair premiums. If they are above the standard (premium rate) they can go into the risk pool."

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.

May 4, 2017

Who's Ready for 5G? Indiana, That's Who


Indiana’s 5G bill is a model for other states to emulate.

 

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