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APRIL 27, 2016

Road to the White House & Obamacare's Future (Audio: Interview)


Dr. Merrill Matthews joins WAVA’s Don Kroah live in-studio in Washington DC to discuss the presidential candidates’ health care plans, Obamacare’s future, and what to make of Ted Cruz’s VP pick. 

APRIL 20, 2016

Why UHC's Exit From Most Obamacare Exchanges Matters (Audio: Interview)


As the nation’s biggest insurer’s announces it's pulling out of most of Obamacare’s exchanges, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses what it means for the health care law and how other insurers may respond in kind. 

APRIL 7, 2016

Taxpayers Will Be Paying A Lot More For Obamacare (Audio: Interview)


Due to the crowd-out effect and other incorrect assumptions made by the CBO, it appears that Obamacare will cost taxpayers far more than originally reported. 

MARCH 14, 2016

Is Trumpcare Just A Lightweight? (Audio: Interview)


IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews joins WIBA/WISN host Vicki McKenna to explain that Donald Trump's health care plan is nothing more than just vagueries and platitudes which wouldn't achieve much. Matthews goes a step further to discuss what real health care reform looks like. 

FEBRUARY 8, 2016

A GOP Healthcare Reform Plan That May Not Work (Audio: Interview)


Republicans have been pushing a health care reform idea that is unlikely to work—at least the way the health insurance system is currently structured. IPI's Merrill Matthews discusses purchasing health insurance plans across state lines with WIBA/WISN talk host Vicki McKenna. 

FEBRUARY 2, 2016

GOP Candidates Shouldn't Lead Healthcare Reform Proposals On This Idea (Audio Interview)


Allowing people to buy a health insurance policy available to residents of another state might be helpful, but it’s not a panacea—and it might not achieve anything, warns IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews on KMED's Bill Meyer Show.

NOVEMBER 23, 2015

Will Democrats Force Health Insurers to Stay in Obamacare's Failing Exchanges? (Audio: Interview)


It is an embarrassment for the ACA if health insurers are forced out of Obamacare’s exchanges because of losses, IPI’s Merrill Matthews tells "Janet Mefferd Today." Will Democrats force the insurers to stay and sell in the exchanges?

NOVEMBER 11, 2015

VA's Ongoing Problems Benefit Politicians, Unions To Detriment of Veterans, Taxpayers (Audio: Interview)


Not much has changed in the Veterans Administration 18 months after news of its scandal first broke. And while veterans would enormously benefit from having vouchers for private insurance or even be enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan, the politicians and unions benefitting from the status quo make such reforms unlikely. 

NOVEMBER 11, 2015

The Real and Long-Term Effects of the Minimum Wage (Audio: Interview)


Merrill Matthews discusses with WAVA's Don Kroah in Washington DC the real and long-term effects of the minimum wage, plus how not much has changed for veterans in the broken VA system 18 months after its scandal broke.

NOVEMBER 9, 2015

Imposing Pharmaceutical Price Controls Hampers Innovation (Audio: Interview)


Dr. Merrill Matthews tells the national Lars Larson Show the many reasons explaining the high cost of some prescription drugs, what solutions would lower their cost, and warns that regulations or price controls would only make them more expensive or ensure they never reach the market. 

 

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