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May 22, 2017

Publication Examines Health Care 'Price Transparency' Efforts: Widespread Challenges, Selective Solutions


In a new publication, “Selective Transparency: Transparency Efforts Obscure Real Health Care Pricing Issues,” IPI's Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., and CMPI's Peter Pitts examine the challenge consumers face in discovering prices in every sector of the health care system—not just prescription drugs.

May 19, 2017

Republican Reform of Healthcare Would Be Good For Texans


The AHCA's provisions will lead to lower health insurance premiums while protecting people with preexisting conditions. And should Texas take advantage of the AHCA’s opt-out provision, we could see the return of a functioning individual health insurance market, where individuals have a wide range of affordable coverage options.

May 17, 2017

FCC Chairman Correct to Take on 'Net Neutrality' Rules


Mr. Pai’s approach will ensure America’s digital economy continues to thrive.

May 12, 2017

How Does Spotify Make Money?


Its business model was welcomed by the music industry which has suffered losses in revenues and album sales due to music piracy over the Internet. Spotify allows users to either stream music for free if they are willing to listen to advertisements, or pay a subscription fee for a premium service, meanwhile paying royalties due to artists and record companies.

May 10, 2017

Renewable Fuel Standard Should Be 'Fired' By Trump


While it might have seemed reasonable in the 1970s to transition to ethanol, advances in drilling and environmental assessments have disclosed numerous problems. Maybe President Trump will, like a number of other policies, reconsider the economics and the science and say to the ethanol industry: You’re fired.

May 8, 2017

Market Watchers: Health Care Repeal Doesn't Address Industry's Top Priority, CSR Payments


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

The state exemption from the community rating mandate is critical to stabilizing the marketplace, said Merrill Matthews, resident scholar at IPI. "I think it allows states to opt out and create a functioning health insurance market. They are allowing waivers so insurers can risk-rate patients and assess actuarially accurate fair premiums. If they are above the standard (premium rate) they can go into the risk pool."

May 5, 2017

Federal Oil and Gas Leases Could Boost Government Revenue


President Trump recently proposed opening up more federal land and offshore for oil and natural gas exploration. That’s good news.

May 4, 2017

House Bill Lets States Return to Functioning Health Care Markets - If States Choose To


“Today Republicans took an important step towards rolling back President Obama's and Democrats' decades-long quest for a government-run single-payer healthcare system,” said Matthews.

May 2, 2017

Next Agency To Be Put On A Leash: OSHA


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's rule-making often wreaks havoc on businesses.

April 30, 2017

Mackowiak: Compromise Bathroom Bill Threads the Needle


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti | Media Hit

On March 17, Tom Giovanetti, an influential conservative and president of the Institute for Policy Innovation, penned an opinion column for The Dallas Morning News that offered his creative solution. 

 

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