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MAY 9, 2018

Obamacare's Skyrocketing Premiums Show Death Spiral Has Arrived (Audio: Interview)


As the average cost of Obamacare’s cheaper plans are up this year by almost 32%, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews joined WBOB’s Ed Dean to discuss the trend, which he says is the death spiral everyone was warned about. 

APRIL 20, 2018

Why Don't Republicans Care About Repealing Obamacare (Audio: Interview)


Voters are outraged that Republicans in Congress seem to have given up on repealing Obamacare. In a conversation with WBOB’s Ed Dean, IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses how states are pushing back against Obamacare, specifically the regulation barring insurers from offering comprehensive, nonqualified plans.

APRIL 13, 2018

Census Citizenship Question Helps Count the Uninsured (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with Vicki McKenna on WIBA and WISN, IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews says a U.S. citizenship question on the next census is not only germane but pragmatic for helping to count the number of uninsured. 

APRIL 10, 2018

CMS Report Shows Obamacare on Life Support (Audio: Interview)


In an interview on Janet Mefferd Live, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews analyzes a new CMS report showing a sobering view of Obamacare.

APRIL 6, 2018

This Week in Washington: Promised Tax Hikes, EPA's Pruitt, Trade with China (Audio: Interview)


On the weekend edition of Point of View, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews joins Kerby Anderson and Penna Dexter to discuss the week's events in Washington. They tackle Democrats's promises to raise taxes, a brewing trade war with China,  immigration, and how Scott Pruitt is doing at the EPA.

APRIL 6, 2018

Obamacare Descends into Its Death Spiral (Audio: Interview)


IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews joins Vicki McKenna on WISN and WIBA discussing a new government report on Obamacare’s 2018 exchange enrollment. It’s not a pretty picture, and shows the program failing and on taxpayer life support.  

MARCH 14, 2018

Kudlow, Democrats' Policy Mischief, Disturbing Medicaid Developments (Audio: Interview)


IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the week's latest issues in Washington with GCN host Mike Siegel, including the announcement of Larry Kudlow as top White House economic advisor and what he thinks of tariffs, Democrats itching for tax hikes and a return to net neutrality, and disturbing reports on the state of Medicaid. 

MARCH 6, 2018

Brilliant Argument: Tax Reform Makes ACA Unconstitutional (Audio: Interview)


Joining WBOB’s Ed Dean, IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews explains why the 20 states which have filed a new lawsuit against Obamacare have a brilliant argument in the wake of the new tax cut law.

MARCH 5, 2018

New Legal Challenges to Obamacare (Audio: Interview)


On the Vicki McKenna Show, Merrill Matthews discusses the latest lawsuit from the states challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare, and the specific effort by Idaho to challenge Obamacare’s “essential benefits” mandate.

FEBRUARY 19, 2018

Broken Budget Promises, Public Pensions & Unraveling Obamacare (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with Mike Siegel, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews criticques the recent budget which falls short of Republicans' myriad campaign promises regarding fiscal restraint, as well as the looming public pension funding crisis, and what Congress can do next to further unravel Obamacare's onerous mandates. 

 

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