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Freedom Caucus Likely Saved GOP From A Huge Embarrassment
If the AHCA plan were to become law with the guaranteed issue provision, most insurers would continue their exodus from the individual market or exchanges.
IPI Urges FCC to Resist Price Controls and Supports Termination of Special Access Proceeding
The Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) supports the closing of the FCC’s business data services proceeding, and thus supports a vote to terminate the proceeding at the Commission’s April 20th meeting.
Trump Order Dismantles Climate Rules
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order that may slow the closure of some US coal-fired power plants and will begin a lengthy process of rescinding much of former President Barack Obama's climate change policies.
After Repeal of ACA Fails, Feds Could Still Make Broad Changes, Watchers Say
Although legislative efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act have stalled, the Trump administration can make regulatory modifications to the health care reform law to keep insurance companies in the individual exchanges and strengthen the markets, observers said.
Matthews Praises Freedom Caucus for Demanding Changes Ensuring AHCA 'Actually Works'
As Republican leaders continue to work to garner support from the House Freedom Caucus for the American Health Care Act, IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews said the Freedom Caucus is "doing exactly the right thing."
Will Single-Payer Health Care Be California's Next Big Fiscal Crisis?
As Institute for Policy Innovation scholar Merrill Matthews recently noted in these pages, a number of states have tried to impose single-payer health plans on their citizens and failed.
How the Texas Legislature Can Solve the Bathroom Bill Dilemma Without Using the Words 'Bathroom' Or 'Transgender'
The state of Texas has a compelling interest in protecting its residents against municipal actions that erode economic and social freedom, including municipal do-gooders. The legislature should craft alternate legislation that is at the same time broader and better than the well-intended but wrongly targeted bathroom bill.
Federal Oil And Gas Leases Could Pay For The Republican Health Plan
Republicans need a new revenue stream to pay for their health care bill, and expanded oil and gas exploration could provide much, and perhaps most, of that funding.
ACA Reforms Could Replicate Old Problems for Health Insurers, Observers Say
The GOP plan could just repeat the same ACA mistakes, said IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews. "Instead of letting health insurers do what insurers do underwrite Republicans are retaining Obamacare's guaranteed issue provision."
Scott Pruitt Will Have to Change EPA Policies - And Culture
Scott Pruitt may face the biggest challenge of all of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet appointments because the EPA is dedicated to a cause rather than the public.
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