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March 17, 2017

Will Single-Payer Health Care Be California's Next Big Fiscal Crisis?


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

As Institute for Policy Innovation scholar Merrill Matthews recently noted in these pages, a number of states have tried to impose single-payer health plans on their citizens and failed.

March 14, 2017

ACA Reforms Could Replicate Old Problems for Health Insurers, Observers Say


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

The GOP plan could just repeat the same ACA mistakes, said IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews. "Instead of letting health insurers do what insurers do underwrite Republicans are retaining Obamacare's guaranteed issue provision."

March 8, 2017

Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy Obamacare replacement should be called 'Abominable Care'


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

"In the past week or two, Republicans apparently abandoned actuarial principles — just as Obamacare did," said the Institute for Policy Innovation's Merrill Matthews. "So Democrats included the mandate to have health insurance to keep people from gaming the system. However, it didn't work because the penalties were fairly low."

March 7, 2017

Pharma, Biotech Stocks Fall on Trump Tweets, GOP Health Care Plan


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Merrill Matthews, resident scholar at right-leaning think tank the Institute for Policy Innovation, expressed skepticism at the notion that "getting rid of state lines," as Trump puts it, is effective.

March 6, 2017

Selling Health Insurance Across State Lines


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

A scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation, which is devoted to promoting free markets and limited government, agreed that “it is a big problem”: “Just because a good affordable policy is available in another state doesn’t mean that I would be able to get the network of physicians and the good prices that are available in that other state.”

February 24, 2017

Why Most Patients Say 'Hell, No' to Obamacare


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Wisconsin, a state that had a successful HRP (not all state HRPs worked) until Obamacare essentially shut it down, required insurers to chip in as well, according to Mark E. Litow, a retired health actuary who served on the board of the Wisconsin HRP, and Merrill Matthews, IPI resident scholar, writing for RealClearHealth.com on February 16.

February 24, 2017

Experts Question GOP Approach to Pre-Existing Health Conditions


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Only 200,000 people enrolled in the pools in part “because many HRPs did not offer financial assistance to lower-income participants, a few charged much higher premiums than Wisconsin, and because of some state-imposed limitations,” say Mark Litow, who was involved in Wisconsin’s risk pool, and Merrill Matthews, with IPI. “All of those problems are easily fixed,” they write in a RealClearHealth op-ed.

January 23, 2017

Where Obamacare Stands Now


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews
December 6, 2016

Payers Continue to Drop Out of the Health Insurance Exchanges


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Five payers have been struggling to maintain profit selling health plans on the health insurance exchanges.

December 6, 2016

In The GOP Push To Repeal And Replace Obamacare, The Easy Part Is Over


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Dr. Merrill Matthews of IPI says clues for possible Republican replacements are in the House bill Price wrote. The plan included expanded tax credits for those who do not have coverage from an employer and a major expansion of tax-free, health care spending accounts for everyone, Matthews said.

 

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