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Dr. Merrill Matthews: Hillary Clinton’s Plan Makes Prescription Drugs More Expensive

October 5, 2015

In today’s edition of the Heartland Daily Podcast, Dr.


In today’s edition of the Heartland Daily Podcast, Dr. Merrill Matthews, a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation, a research-based, public policy think tank in the Dallas area, joins managing editor Kenneth Artz to discuss Hillary Clinton’s plan to make prescription drugs even more expensive.

Hillary Clinton, Democratic presidential candidate, announced in September her plan to introduce price controls on prescription drugs. Immediately the biotechnology and health care sectors tanked, as investors fled those industries, taking billions of dollars of capital with them.

But she wasn’t through. Right after telling us she wants price controls on prescription drugs, she turned to health insurance, doubling-down on Obamacare. Matthews says both these prescriptions are the wrong tonic for curing what’s wrong with the American health care system.

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