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August 26, 2016

Here's How the Clinton Foundation Measures Up to History's Most Corrupt Political Machine


A cursory comparison between Tammany Hall and the Clinton Foundation exposes a number of similarities.

August 25, 2016

Wind Turbines are Killing Bats by the Hundreds of Thousands


Environmentalists who think that climate change is our most serious threat have themselves become a threat to wildlife vital to the ecosystem.

August 24, 2016

Did Aetna Need Merger to Stay in Health Insurance Exchanges?


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

Before the DOJ filed a lawsuit blocking the Aetna-Humana health insurance merger, the Aetna CEO sent a letter stating that, without the merger, it would drop out of the health insurance exchanges.

August 23, 2016

Obamacare Insurers Sink


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

Insurers including Blue Cross, United Healthcare, Cigna, Humana — which last month said it will limit its participation to a handful of areas — have seen a gradual decline in stock prices, according to the Institute for Policy Innovation.

August 22, 2016

Game Over: The Stock Market Delivers A Big Fat No To Obamacare Exchanges


The major health insurers that are finally pulling back from Obamacare have seen a 15% to 20% decline in their stock prices since the middle of last year, while the one insurer that signaled last year it was getting out has climbed about 15%.

August 19, 2016

If Obamacare Is So Bad That You Can't Get Insurance, Do You Still Have To Pay The Fine?


There's a provision in Obamacare that says if you cannot find an ACA-qualified policy for less than 8 percent of household income after taxpayer-provided subsidies, you’re exempt from the mandate to have coverage. If there are no Obamacare-qualified plans available to individuals in a given area, then those individuals can’t buy one for less than 8 percent of their income.

August 19, 2016

Aetna Leaving Health Insurance Exchanges Due to DOJ Lawsuit


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

Aetna is planning to pull out of most of the public health insurance exchanges in 2017 and move from serving 778 counties to only 242 counties.

August 16, 2016

Affordable Care Act's Reinsurance Programs Keep Market Stable


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

"About 7 million people are getting subsidies under the Affordable Care Act," said Merrill Matthews, Ph.D. "That certainly makes for a huge pool. But the structure of it is designed to fail.”

August 12, 2016

Three Cheers for Donald Trump's Tax Plan


It would streamline the tax process and bring American businesses home. 

August 10, 2016

Affordable Care Act, Exchanges Challenge Health Payers


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

A number of health payers have been dropping out of the health insurance exchanges due to significant financial losses.

 

 

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