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JULY 14, 2017

Trumpcare 3.0 (Audio: Interview)


IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the Senate’s latest version of their effort to repeal and replace Obamacare on KMED's Bill Meyer Show, and whether a new amendment from Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee can help the bill break the stalemate. 

JULY 13, 2017

Cruz Gambles on Health Care in the Senate (Audio: Interview)


IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses on 660 AM - The Answer's Mark Davis Show how Sen. Ted Cruz's amendment to the Senate healthcare reform bill and how it may be the solution to the health care stalemate.

JUNE 26, 2017

Democrats Hold Tight to ACA As Individual Markets Continue to Collapse (Audio: Interview)


Obamacare now includes elements Democrats habitually denounced, including high deductibles, exploding premiums, and skinny provider networks. And as Anthem Blue Cross announces it is leaving most of the Obamacare exchanges in Wisconsin and Indiana, Matthews tells WAVA's Don Kroah that Obamacare is a political and health care disaster that's disrupted or eliminated the good health insurance options that millions of Americans enjoyed. 

JUNE 23, 2017

Senate Health Care Bill Fails to Stop Collapse of Individual Health Insurance Market (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WBAP's Morning News, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews gives mixed reviews regarding the Senate Republicans' health care bill. 

JUNE 8, 2017

The AHCA in the Senate (Audio: Interview)


IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews joins Dean Stansel of SMU’s O’Neil Center on WBOB’s Ed Dean Show to discuss how the AHCA is moving in the US Senate and which provisions could be on the chopping block.

 

JUNE 8, 2017

Texas Legislature Special Session and Texting-While-Driving Ban (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with Mark Davis of 660 AM – The Answer, IPI president Tom Giovanetti offers his take on former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the U.S. Senate, the policy priorities for the Texas legislature’s special session, and Gov. Abbott’s signing of a controversial texting while driving ban. 

JUNE 7, 2017

Texas Bathroom Controversy, Property Tax Reform, and Workfare (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with 570 AM KLIF’s Grant Stinchfield, Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses top questions for the upcoming Texas special legislative session, including the viability of HB2899, a limited government solution to the bathroom controversy. Plus, what can Texas learn from California regarding property taxes? And on the national front, Matthews makes the case for putting more welfare beneficiaries to work to grow the economy, but will Republicans have the courage to implement “workfare”?

JUNE 5, 2017

No Better Time Than Now To Ax The CBO (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WAVA's Don Kroah, Tom Giovanetti says while Republicans control Congress and the White House, they should be making strides toward structural changes that will last for decades, and the Congressional Budget Office is a prime candidate for the chopping block. “The CBO makes it very difficult for Congress to cut taxes, and it does a terrible job of estimates, but we’re stuck with them,” he said. 

MAY 31, 2017

Paris Accord, Germany's Trade Surplus, & More (Audio: Interview)


On Point of View with Kerby Anderson, Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the importance of the U.S. pulling out of the Paris climate agreement, our trade relationship with Germany, and the latest on the progress of the American Healthcare Act as it reaches the Senate.

MAY 30, 2017

Trump Should Let Senate Dump Paris Climate Agreement (Audio: Interview)


Dr. Merrill Matthews joins WBAP’s Chris Salcedo Show discussing why President Trump should give the U.S. Senate right of refusal on the Paris climate accord, a redistributionist scheme signed onto by President Obama. 

 

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