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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 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.

November 14, 2016

Obamacare on GOP's Chopping Block, But Repeal & Replace Won't Be Easy, Scholar Says

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Repealing and replacing Obamacare will not be easy, says IPI's Merrill Matthews. “The highest hurdle the GOP faces is the potential for a Democratic filibuster in the Senate.”

November 7, 2016

Trump and Clinton's Policies for Millennials

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Though Clinton’s plan attempts to address the woes of ACA, IPI's Merrill Matthews says the plan still continues to enforce them; premiums will continue to rise and insurers will desert participation. “All Clinton does is try to mask the problem by hiding the costs through subsidies,” Matthews said.

October 26, 2016

Premium Rates on Affordable Care Act Exchanges Rise 25% in 2017

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

The rise in premiums on the Affordable Care Act exchanges has led to a debate on whether to fix the ACA or repeal and replace the healthcare law.

October 21, 2016

How a Public Option May Preserve Health Insurance Exchanges

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

There’s been a long-running concern that what the exchanges will ultimately be is the place where the people who are the sickest and need subsidies from the federal government will reside, said Matthews. “The question comes about – would even some of those people be able to buy cheaper insurance, even considering the subsidies, outside of the exchange if a death spiral initiates. If so, does that ultimately make the exchanges unworkable?”


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