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August 9, 2017

Reviving Obamacare Repeal By Killing the Health Insurance Tax


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

Two weeks after efforts in the Senate to repeal Obamacare were thwarted by a few Republican senators, there is talk of another attempt at taking aim at what is officially called the Affordable Care Act.

August 2, 2017

Obamacare Policy Options: Repair or Wreck


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

While the Republican Party's healthcare proposals languish on Capitol Hill, Matthews says the Trump administration has a golden opportunity to broker a historic healthcare deal with Democratic lawmakers, as long as Donald Trump sits on the sidelines. "If Trump assigns cutting a deal to Mike Pence, he may be able to get it done. Trump seems too volatile."

August 1, 2017

United States Is Still World's Largest Oil and Natural Gas Producer; EIA Reports


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

Merrill Matthews Jr., Ph.D., a resident scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation, credits two factors with driving U.S. energy dominance: property rights and technology.

July 26, 2017

ECPA Modernization Critical for Protecting Fourth Amendment Rights


IPI commends Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Mike Lee, R-Utah, for introducing the ECPA Modernization Act of 2017, which fixes a glaring hole in the Fourth Amendment privacy protections Americans should enjoy on their electronic data.

July 24, 2017

Cruz Plan Allows Obama To Keep His Health Insurance Promise


The Cruz-Lee provision in the Senate health care bill could allow people to return to the policies they once had—and many desperately wanted to keep—before Obamacare effectively outlawed them.

July 21, 2017

If GOP Can't Repeal ACA, Market Stabilization Quick Fixes Are Possible, Observers Say


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

"Probably the best way to stabilize the markets is for states to shift to an invisible high-risk pool, as Alaska and Maine have done," Matthews said. "But it isn't entirely clear how well that works for larger states with multiple carriers. And it isn't clear Republicans will provide any money for that."

July 21, 2017

How Abbott Could Introduce Regulatory Agencies to Reality


What’s surprising is that Texas — a state that has embraced a limited-government, free-market approach — still delegates and defers so much power to outdated regulatory agencies.

July 19, 2017

When Trump Touts 'Made in America' He Should Talk Energy Too


There is at least one sector where “Made in America” means a stronger economy — not a weaker one.

July 17, 2017

IPI Urges FCC Reversal of Title II Broadband Reclassification


In comments filed today, IPI applauded the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom rulemaking, especially the agency’s reversal on the Wheeler FCC’s “most unfortunate and unnecessary error”-- the 2015 mistake of reclassifying broadband as a Title II common carrier communications service.

July 12, 2017

Why Democrats Should Love Cruz's Health Care Amendment


Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), along with Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), may have the solution to the health care stalemate—and it just might allow a functioning health insurance market to emerge once again for most people.

 

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