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Physician Plots Escape From 'Obamacare Noose'
IPI's Matthews noted Obamacare's expected 24 percent cut in Medicaid reimbursements coming Jan. 1. That issue has reared its head repeatedly, and each time Congress has stepped in to fix it by spending more money, but that can’t continue forever, he said.
Life better or worse for high-risk patients under ObamaCare?
Merrill Matthews tells reporter Jim Angle patients in the high-risk pools will be shifted over to health insurance, raising premiums for everyone.
Bipartisan House Bill Attempts To Limit FDA's HIT Oversight
A bipartisan House bill introduced Oct. 22 aims to clarify FDA's authority over health information technology. Joel White of Health IT Now praised the bill during an IPI event, saying it created a "bright line" that made it clear that apps like health information technology management tools were beyond FDA's purview.
Healthcare Reform for Your Facebook Friends
Merrill Matthews sits down with The Freeman to explain what Obamacare is, isn't, might fix, and might make worse.
ObamaCare: Day One
New Yorkers are supposed to be some of ObamaCare’s few winners — but for how long?Merrill Matthews, a resident scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation, predicted a “death spiral” in which the rates rise over the next several years, leading healthy people to drop their coverage while “very sick” people “stay in until the very last drop,” forcing rates up even more.
Experts fear ObamaCare rate 'spiral'
New Yorkers will pay less than they used to for individual health insurance under ObamaCare — but they better not get used to it, because steep increases are on the way and the choice of doctors will be limited, critics warn. Merrill Matthews at the Institute for Policy Innovation predicted a “death spiral” in which the rates rise over the next several years, leading healthy people to drop their coverage while “very sick” people “stay in until the very last drop,” forcing rates up even more.
Republicans Put Forward Obamacare Replacement
Republicans put forward a new alternative to Obamacare on Wednesday that seeks to expand coverage, increase the options for buying insurance, and equalize the tax treatment of insurance bought on the individual market. Merrill Matthews at the Institute for Policy Innovation said some parts of the bill are a good idea, while others will not have much of an impact.
Ending Republican Blunders Over ObamaCare
Leading scholars on the right, such as John Goodman of the National Center for Policy Analysis, Peter Ferrara of the Heartland Institute and Merrill Mathews of the Institute for Policy Innovation, have been working for years to try to get the Republicans thinking and acting correctly about health care reform.
New Ground: ALEC Conference Moves Forward on CDA, Considers Health IT, Data Privacy
ALEC wants to provide ideas of how legislators can act next, said task force private-sector Chairman Bartlett Cleland, IPI policy counsel. "It is critically important for the future of healthcare that state legislators start understanding what they can do and start to act, so we can drive down healthcare costs and get healthcare to more people."
Experts: Obamacare Exchanges Not Decreasing Insurance Rates
Healthcare experts questioned President Barack Obama’s claim Thursday that Obamacare-mandated health insurance exchanges will actually drive down insurance costs, contending that he is making bad comparisons and that costs are increasing.
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