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June 21, 2017

Anthem Exits Indiana, Wisconsin Obamacare Exchanges


IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews issued the following statement regarding Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield pulling out of nearly all of the Affordable Care Act markets in Indiana and Wisconsin for 2018.

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

Three Basic Tax Changes Paul Ryan Must Achieve


As House Speaker Paul Ryan works to save tax reform, he must focus on attaining at least three basic tax changes to jumpstart the U.S. economy.

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 15, 2017

IPI Congratulates Vishal Amin on IPEC Nomination


IPI congratulates Vishal Amin on his nomination by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to be the next U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, and urges the Senate to swiftly approve Amin’s nomination.

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.

May 24, 2017

BCBS Kansas City Joins Growing List of Insurers Pulling Out of ACA


Today, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City announced it will join a long and quickly growing list of health insurers that have concluded Democrats and President Obama had no idea how to reform the health insurance system when they imposed the Affordable Care Act on the country. 

May 22, 2017

Publication Examines Health Care 'Price Transparency' Efforts: Widespread Challenges, Selective Solutions


In a new publication, “Selective Transparency: Transparency Efforts Obscure Real Health Care Pricing Issues,” IPI's Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., and CMPI's Peter Pitts examine the challenge consumers face in discovering prices in every sector of the health care system—not just prescription drugs.

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.

April 27, 2017

Republicans' Federalist Approach to Health Care Reform a Step Forward


The compromise Republican health care bill is significantly better than the original version. It's not a full repeal of Obamacare, but allows states to once again create functioning health insurance markets. 

 

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