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December 2, 2016

Now We Know What the Republican Obamacare Replacement Plan Will Look Like


As head of HHS, Dr. Tom Price will liklely use his own Obamacare replacement bill as the starting point for negotiations. 

November 22, 2016

The Preexisting Condition Provision Must End For A Republican Replacement Plan To Work


Bringing back a new and improved high risk pool system as part of a replacement plan would help get the health insurance market functioning once again.

November 18, 2016

How Obamacare Has Hurt Children


by Merrill Matthews, Beverly Gossage | Op/Ed

Children's health insurance was never meant to cover women well into their childbearing years.

November 18, 2016

"Quick Fixes" to Obamacare Trump Can Make on Day One


“Republicans must repeal Obamacare,” said Matthews. “Crafting a suitable replacement may take some time, but these steps will get the process started while helping a struggling public find affordable coverage."

November 14, 2016

Hurdles Remain to Repealing Obamacare


Repeal-and-replace could be a minefield. As Politico reports, smart, politically attuned congressional Republicans are already scared of the implications. But they need to get started immediately to fulfill that oft-made campaign promise.

November 14, 2016

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


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

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 10, 2016

Matthews: The Six Challenges Facing an Obamacare Repeal


Trump made repealing and replacing Obamacare one of his major campaign themes. But he and Republicans in Congress will face a number of challenges trying to fulfill that pledge, warns IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews, author of Ten Steps to a Market-Oriented Health Care System.

November 9, 2016

Seven Things Trump's Win Means for America


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

Trump's tax plan is one of the most dynamic and pro-growth tax plans out there, says IPI's Merrill Matthews to TheStreet. Trump’s plan includes business taxes capped at 15 percent, which could boost business investment and help grow the economy.

November 9, 2016

U.S. Carbon Emissions Down to 1991 Levels


The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently announced that energy-related carbon emissions for the first six months of this year are down to their lowest level since 1991.

November 7, 2016

Trump and Clinton's Policies for Millennials


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

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.

 

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