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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. 

FEBRUARY 7, 2018

Other Nations Should Pay Their 'Fair Share' To Combat Drug Costs (Audio: Interview)


In a conversation with KMED’s Bill Meyer, Merrill Matthews shares his thoughts on President Trump’s State of the Union address and how the administration is planning to combat rising drug prices-- and it’s not through Democrat-style price controls. 

FEBRUARY 7, 2018

Tackling Drug Prices Through Better Trade Deals (Audio: Interview)


Talking with Mike Siegel, Merrill Matthews discusses President Trump’s State of the Union pledge to bring down the high cost of prescription drugs, which Matthews says can be done through renegotiating bilateral trade deals. 

JANUARY 12, 2018

The Bigger Picture of Why Drugs Cost So Much (Audio: Interview)


In a chat with WINA's Rob Schilling, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the two-fold blow as a result of Pfizer halting work developing new drugs for Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, causing not just a disappointment to those waiting for a cure, but pushing up the costs of other drugs. 

JANUARY 5, 2018

New Opportunities for Small Businesses and Health Insurance (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with Vicki McKenna on Wisconsin’s WIBA and WISN, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the new rulemaking proposed by the Department of Labor providing health insurance flexibility for small businesses and some self-employed. 

NOVEMBER 10, 2017

The Latest on Climate Change, Tax Reform, ACA and More (Audio: Interview)


IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews joins Point of View as co-host with Kerby Anderson as they touch on climate change issues, the status of tax reform in Congress and also Obamacare. 

NOVEMBER 3, 2017

What's Pricier: Annual Health Insurance or Leasing a Rolls Royce? (Audio: Interview)


Obamacare enrollment is open, private sector health insurance is facing mounting costs and restrictions, and health coverage has never been more expensive. IPI's Merrill Matthews joins Vicki McKenna on WIBA and WISN on how people can find more flexible and cheaper options. 

 

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