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 weekly contributor at Forbes.com. He also serves as Vice Chairman of 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
Flaws in Obamacare helping impede Medicaid efforts
Doctors participating in Oklahoma's Medicaid plan — and all other states' Medicaid plans — face another problem, as pointed out by Dr. Merrill Matthews: Doctors who accept Medicaid patients could face a 24 percent cut in reimbursements beginning Jan. 1 — all thanks to Obamacare.
In Trying to Smear ALEC, Wash Post Liberal Gets It Wrong
If the People's Republic of China can attend an ALEC task force meeting and make a presentation about economic reform, how secretive can it be?
Bad Santa: How Greenpeace Conflates Two Myths into One Big Lie
Greenpeace releases a video of Santa lying to all the boys and girls about global warming.
Ethanol For Our Own Good?
There are a number of similarities between Obamacare and an energy mandate known as the "renewable fuel standard."
Four Reasons Why Obamacare Will Fail No Matter What Its Website Does
A closer look at the uninsured numbers raises real questions about just how many people will participate.
Physician Plots Escape From 'Obamacare Noose'
IPI's Matthews noted Obamacare's expected 24 percent cut in Medicaid reimbursements coming Jan. 1. That issue has reared its head repeatedly, and each time Congress has stepped in to fix it by spending more money, but that can’t continue forever, he said.
The EU Proposes Yet Another Tax on Capital Investment
The European Union is moving to implement a financial transactions tax that will likely cost the Union tax revenue.
Doctors Face A 24% Pay Cut In Both Medicare And Medicaid Reimbursements
It’s yet another unforeseen consequence of Obamacare. And unless Congress acts, we’re likely to see a huge exodus of doctors who will not accept either Medicare or Medicaid patients.
Another big step in reducing carbon dioxide emissions
The public policy goal should be to meet our energy needs while doing as little damage as possible to the environment and the economy. Natural gas is helping us do that.
Obama's happy talk on Iran sounds like his happy talk on Obamacare
We’re being told the agreement with Iran is a historic step forward. But will we learn in a few weeks, perhaps through leaked emails or documents, that there are caveats that neither Obama nor Kerry are telling us that dramatically undermines all the happy talk?
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