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June 10, 2022

If You Like Inflation, You'll Love Obamacare Premiums (Audio: Podcast)

Millions of people in the Obamacare health insurance exchanges face significantly higher premiums for 2023. And they will be hit with that increase right before the mid-term elections in November, which makes Democrats very nervous. IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews and Mark Litow, a former principal of  the actuarial firm Milliman, Inc., discuss where Obamacare went wrong and why the program largely failed to meets its main goals. 

May 17, 2022

President Biden is His Own Worst Communications Enemy (Audio: Interview)

Where does President Biden truly stand on the issues of the day? Some accuse him of being far left, while others say he drags his feet. The press has also been blamed for sewing confusion. IPI Resident Scholar Merrill Matthews joins Inside Sources host Boyd Matheson to discuss the real problem with the way the president does and does not communicate his agenda.

March 3, 2022

IPI's Reactions to the State of the Union Address (Audio: Podcast)

On a special episode recorded the day after President Biden’s 2022 State of the Union Address, IPI President Tom Giovanetti, Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews, and Director of Development & Events Addie Crimmins discuss the speech, its tone, its connection to political reality, and other various hot takes.

December 19, 2021

Where Are We with the Covid-19 Pandemic? Is It Even Still a Pandemic? (Audio: Podcast)

IPI’s Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the current state of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Omicron (and subsequent) variant(s), and why it’s time to start living our lives pretty much like normal again. With IPI President Tom Giovanetti.

December 3, 2021

How Wokeness Is Infecting the Medical Profession (Audio: Podcast)

Following up on our recent Zoom policy webinar with Tevi Troy, IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews talks more about how woke attitudes and policies are a threat to the proper delivery of healthcare services, the accuracy of medical research, and admission to medical schools.

August 19, 2021

Yes, Employers Can Require Employees to Be Vaccinated, But Should They? (Audio: Interview)

IPI Resident Scholar Merrill Matthews joins KMED's Bill Meyer Show to discuss the basis of employee mandates on the Covid vaccine and other health and safety measures. 

August 18, 2021

Vaccine Mandates: Who Can? Who Can't? (Audio: Podcast)

IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews leads a discussion about whether private employers can require vaccination for their employees, what exceptions might be possible, whether private businesses can require vaccinations or masks of their customers, and other related issues. It’s a great chance to think through the differences between government and the private sector, and to think about how different levels of government relate to each other, says IPI President Tom Giovanetti.

August 10, 2021

Local Control vs. the State

Tom Giovanetti and Mark Davis (660AM the Answer) discuss the new reality of co-existing with Covid-19 and how this impacts the continuing struggle between state and local control. 

July 15, 2021

Who Is Politicizing the Vaccine? (Audio: Podcast)

In a conversation between IPI President Tom Giovanetti and Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews, we discuss how the vaccine issue has been politicized by both sides, not just one. And that vaccine hesitancy is bipartisan.

June 24, 2021

Covid-19: Assessing the Actions of Trump, Biden and the CDC (Audio: Podcast)

IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews, an expert on health care policy, discusses the relative responses of Presidents Donald Trump, Joe Biden, and the CDC to the Covid-19 pandemic, with contributions by IPI President Tom Giovanetti.

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