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Merrill Matthews

Resident Scholar

Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., is a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation, a research-based, public policy “think tank.”  He is a health policy expert and contributor at Forbes.com. He also serves on the Texas Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Dr. Matthews is a past president of the Health Economics Roundtable for the National Association for Business Economics, the largest trade association of business economists. Dr. Matthews also served for 10 years as the medical ethicist for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Institutional Review Board for Human Experimentation, and has contributed chapters to several books, including Physician Assisted Suicide: Expanding the Debate and The 21st Century Health Care Leader and, in 2009, Stop Paying the Crooks (on Medicare fraud).  

He has been published in numerous journals and newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Barron’s, USA Today, Forbes magazine and the Washington Times.  He was an award-winning political analyst for the USA Radio Network. 

Dr. Matthews received his Ph.D. in Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas

November 21, 2017

Car Buyers Lose When Government Tells Them What to Buy


Normally, a manufacturer would eliminate such a poor-selling product. What gives? Government mandates and taxpayer dollars, that’s what.

November 16, 2017

Giovanetti: Passage of Tax Bill Major Step Towards "Right Kind" of Tax Reform


IPI commends the U.S. House of Representatives for passing sweeping legislation towards significant tax reform that would benefit the U.S. economy and the middle class.

November 14, 2017

U.S. Carbon Is Down, While World Carbon Is Up


The Bonn climate conference has been criticizing the U.S., which has been reducing carbon emissions, for being uninterested in standing with polluters that claim to be interested.  

November 14, 2017

Taking Back Renewable Energy's Taxpayer-Funded Honeypot


Governments shouldn’t be in the business of picking winners and losers. Companies need to compete without taxpayer subsidies, letting consumers determine which companies — and industries — thrive and which don’t survive.

November 9, 2017

Pay for Tax Reform by Ending ObamaCare Insurance Mandate


A strong economy — not government mandates and penalties — is the best way to increase the number of people with private health insurance.

November 7, 2017

Democrats Are Suddenly Concerned About Federal Debt


Democrats are raising concerns that tax reform could add to federal debt, but only after their eight-year spending binge that nearly doubled that debt.

November 6, 2017

When Obamacare Costs More Than Leasing A Rolls-Royce


Thanks to ObamaCare, a family health insurance policy bought on the health insurance exchange can cost the same or more than leasing a 2017 Bentley, Aston Martin, McLaren or even a Rolls-Royce. 

October 31, 2017

How Washington Keeps Millions from Being Millionaires


It's good to see so many commentators defending the benefits of 401(k) plans; now if they would only use that energy and those arguments to defend personal Social Security accounts.

October 27, 2017

Democrats Dig for Russian Connection and Uncover Environmentalists


When you dig a hole you sometimes run across things you wish had remained buried.

October 24, 2017

Obamacare Titanic Is Sinking; Republicans Look for a Pail to Bail


Obamacare is the policy equivalent of the Titanic, taking on water and sinking fast. The Alexander-Murray bill is simply a bailout effort, and some Republicans are looking for a pail. 

 

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