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January 28, 2019

'Medicare-For-All' - The Devil's In the Details


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

A new poll finds Americans like the idea of 'Medicare for all,' but only the initial sound of it. It also finds that support for "Medicare for all" drops when people are asked if they support higher taxes and waiting for care. Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., of The Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) has been saying so for months.

December 28, 2018

Medicare for All A Sham for Dems


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Even though universal health care may not happen anytime soon, this is not stopping Democrats and their ‘Medicare for All’ campaign. For many Democrats backing a government-run health-care-for-all plan, it is all about shifting the health care debate.

November 15, 2018

Coalition Asks Trump to Give Seniors Healthcare Freedom

A coalition of organizations is asking President Trump to use his pen and phone, much as Barack Obama did, to fix a requirement that Social Security recipients sign up for Medicare hospitalization insurance.

November 8, 2018

Perspectives: Can Drug Pricing Legislation Gain Traction In This Post-Election Washington?


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar wants to make prescription drug pricing more transparent. We agree, but his well-intentioned plan will only confuse and mislead consumers. 

June 11, 2018

Could Trump Administration Help Take Obamacare Down?


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

The Trump administration is siding with a court case that says the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.

April 20, 2018

Florida Insurance Scheme Defrauded Million$


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

It's not every day that a person is sentenced for fraud involving medical clinics, but it's more common than one might think.

January 10, 2018

Those Drug Prices ... Oh, My Goodness!


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

It's an issue of bipartisan concern, but what can be done to fix prescription drug prices?

January 5, 2018

Association Health Plan Proposal: Experts Wary of Weak Consumer Protections, Oversight Issues


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., IPI resident scholar, praised the new proposed rule, noting that it allows small businesses to do what large employers have long been able to: self-insure. “Self-insured employers have been able to avoid many of the state and federal mandates imposed on the small group and individual markets, which helped employers keep down the cost of coverage,” he said.

November 27, 2017

GOP Waffling on Most Egregious Tax Increase on Americans - Obamacare's Individual Mandate


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

“And if both the premium and the penalty are considered a tax, the mandate becomes the largest tax increase in U.S. history. And that doesn't include all of the other taxes imposed by the legislation," reported Merrill Matthews in Forbes.

October 20, 2017

West Wing Reads for 10/20/2017


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Regarding healthcare, the Institute For Policy Innovation’s Merrill Matthews writes in The Wall Street Journal that President Trump’s recent executive order to “expand health-insurance options for individuals battered by exploding premiums and fleeing insurers” represents “progress” on health care, but says Congress still needs to act in order to give Americans relief from Obamacare.

 

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