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Budget and Deficit

DECEMBER 10, 2013

Deconstructing the Doc Fix (Audio: Interview)

Obamacare could cause such a draconian cut on both Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements that doctors may stop taking new patients from these programs altogether. Merrill Matthews talks with WAVA-FM's Don Kroah. 

NOVEMBER 12, 2013

New ObamaCare Mandate Opens Door for Many More Problems (Audio: Interview)

Merrill Matthews joins KMED's Bill Meyer to discuss the new mental and behavioral health mandate and how it will worsen the sticker shock of insurance policies and increase fraud.

OCTOBER 31, 2013

Spookier Than Fiction: Those Who Coordinated the Obamacare Website Will Coordinate Your Healthcare (Audio: Interview)

Merrill Matthews reviews the Sebelius testimony with KSKY's Mark Davis, pointing out that the administration that coordinated the ObamaCare website will soon coordinate your health care, too. And congratulations! Your share of the national debt is now $1.1 million.

OCTOBER 11, 2013

What's Scarier? The Debt Ceiling or Obama's Pick for Fed Chair? (Audio: Podcast)

As the latest showdown unfolds, should we be worried about the US defaulting on its debt? Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warns if Congress doesn't act, Social Security checks won't be mailed—so what happened to the $2.6 trillion Social Security Trust Fund Democrats have always defended? And why the president's nominee for Federal Reserve chairman may be the real threat to our long-term fiscal health.

OCTOBER 9, 2013

Who's To Blame for the Government Shutdown? (Audio: Interview)

IPI president Tom Giovanetti tells WPR's Joy Cardin while both sides are at fault, Obama is rejecting a golden opportunity to come out as the hero by refusing to negotiate with the GOP.

OCTOBER 4, 2013

ObamaCare Takes Flight...and Lands in the ER (Audio: Podcast)

IPI president Tom Giovanetti and IPI's Merrill Matthews review this week's events. As ObamaCare debuts, not only do the glitches and adverse incentives spell disaster, but not even the president seems to understand his own health care law. Regarding the government shutdown, Republicans seemed to have dealt themselves a weak hand, but appear to at least be playing it well. So in the end, how will all this play out?

OCTOBER 1, 2013

Did Boehner Blow His Chance to Defund ObamaCare? (Audio: Interview)

Merrill Matthews joins KMED's Bill Meyer to discuss the government shutdown and debut of ObamaCare.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2013

Looming ObamaCare Start, Government Shutdown (Audio: Interview)

Merrill Matthews discusses with Janet Mefferd what to expect as ObamaCare starts, as well as a looming government shutdown.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2013

Did Ted Cruz's Stand Make a Difference? (Audio: Interview)

Merrill Matthews tells WPR's Joy Cardin that although government shutdowns are more common than people think, it would be a PR nightmare for the GOP.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2013

ObamaCare's Health Insurance Sticker Shock and Death Spiral (Audio: Interview)

Matthews warns KMED's Bill Meyer ObamaCare's high premiums will only worsen as it “death spirals,” in which rates rise the next several years, leading healthy people to drop out while only “very sick” people remain


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