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Theo Merkel Quoted in AP News – April 21, 2024

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Theo Merkel
Director Private Health Reform InitiativeatParagon Health Institute

Theo Merkel is the Director of the Private Health Reform Initiative and a Senior Research Fellow for the Paragon Institute and a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

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On April 21, 2024, Paragon’s senior fellow Theo Merkel was quoted in AP News article “Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut.”

From the article:

Theo Merkel, senior fellow at the conservative Paragon Health Institute, countered that the insulin price cut an example of “policies written to fit the talking points other than the other way around.”

Merkel, who was a Trump White House adviser on health policy, said manufacturers that have long made insulin prefer caps on how much the insured pay because it gives them more leverage to secure higher prices from insurance companies.

The full article can be found in AP News.

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