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May 30, 2019

Sunburn - The Morning Read of What's Hot in Florida Politics - 5.30.19

“From a political standpoint, it is foolish to push importation. If deaths occur, the politician who promoted it will take the blame,” said Merrill Matthews, a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation.

May 1, 2019

Texas AG Files New Brief in Planned Parenthood Lawsuit

"Planned Parenthood reportedly received about $1.5 billion in taxpayer dollars between 2013-15, most of it from the Medicaid program,” said Dr. Merrill Matthews. “While federal law prohibits that money from being used to provide abortion services, money is fungible. It can be used to pay many of the fixed expenses, freeing up other monies to provide abortion services. Attorney General Paxton's effort to defund Planned Parenthood simply recognizes that financial relationship,” Matthews said.

May 1, 2019

States Seek to Strike Obamacare Rule from Federal Regulations Code

Eight states are asking a court to strike an Obamacare rule they say violates their authority to protect the judgment and conscience rights of medical professionals.

April 30, 2019

What to Expect Re: Medicare for All

"Medicare for All, I think, is going to be one of the key issues for Democrats going forward into the 2020 presidential campaign, [and] I suspect it'll be part of the Democratic Party platform."

April 5, 2019

GOP Taking Chance with 'Repeal and Replace' Repeat

President Donald Trump says a healthcare plan from Republicans will go to vote after the 2020 election. Is that a good idea or bad idea?

March 1, 2019

Dems Envision Two Years to Drop Blue Cross for Uncle Sam

More than 100 House Democrats have introduced a Medicare for All plan that not only hands over health care to the federal government but transitions from private insurance into this government-run system in just two years.

January 28, 2019

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

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

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?

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. 

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