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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

October 20, 2017

West Wing Reads for 10/20/2017


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Regarding healthcare, the Institute For Policy Innovation’s Merrill Matthews writes in The Wall Street Journal that President Trump’s recent executive order to “expand health-insurance options for individuals battered by exploding premiums and fleeing insurers” represents “progress” on health care, but says Congress still needs to act in order to give Americans relief from Obamacare.

October 19, 2017

The Limits of Trump's Health-Care Order


Give President Trump an A for effort with his latest executive order, which tries to expand health-insurance options for individuals battered by exploding premiums and fleeing insurers. 

October 17, 2017

A Post-Constitution America


Today, the left and the media attack a president who chooses to follow the Constitution because to them constitutional limitations don't matter when they become a barrier to their progressive vision.

October 12, 2017

With Sketchy Tax-Reform Details, Year-End Planning Could Be Challenging


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

If this proposal becomes law and more people go the standard-deduction route, it could simplify tax-return preparation for millions. A postcard-size tax return might have as few as 13 or 14 lines, according to the Institute for Policy Innovation, which supplied an illustration.

October 11, 2017

Trump's Healthcare Executive Order Could Destabilize Already Fragile Market


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

To be sure, the scope of Trump's executive order remains to be seen, and there are some who hold that concerns over insurance market bifurcation are overblown. "It's an overstated risk," said Merrill Matthews, resident scholar and health policy expert at the Institute for Policy Innovation. Most Americans get insurance through their employers, Medicare and Medicaid, and Obamacare enrollees who get generous subsidies may decide to stay there. "You're really only talking about the individual market," he said.

October 10, 2017

Obamacare Hasn't Expanded Individual Health Coverage


After years of Democratic-imposed political and health insurance turmoil, the individual health coverage hasn't changed. 

October 3, 2017

Here's What Simple Tax Reform Looks Like


If Republicans are successful in passing tax reform, your return could look like this.

October 2, 2017

Eagle Ford Output Rebounds After Harvey


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Merrill Matthews, an analyst with the independent Institute for Policy Innovation, said while Harvey "was certainly a disruption event, the remarkable thing it wasn’t more disruptive," to energy markets.

September 28, 2017

Survey: Electric Vehicles Fail to Spark Consumer Sales


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

The Chevy Bolt, touted by electric car advocates as the plug-in electric vehicle for the masses, has yet to make significant inroads into overall car and truck sales.

September 28, 2017

US Energy Is Surviving Hurricane Season Unscathed


The hurricanes have undoubtedly been devastating, but they proved that the energy sector is strong — and getting stronger.

 

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