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
Never Let a Good 'Scandal' Go to Waste as Conservatives Push Their Agenda
With at least three Obama administration scandals swirling in Washington, and perhaps more on the way, a number of opportunities “to do the things … you didn’t think were possible” have emerged—like moving a conservative agenda.
Who Cares About Hospital Prices Under ObamaCare?
The government wants patients to know how much hospitals charge: ObamaCare ensures that patients won’t care.
Actually, Sen. Baucus, ObamaCare Is Facing Multiple Train Wrecks
Sen. Max Baucus’ gaff—defined in Washington as when someone inadvertently tells the truth—about ObamaCare being a “train wreck” was actually an understatement: ObamaCare faces multiple train wrecks.
The Stock Market Isn't Troubled by the Sequester Cuts
If the sequester cuts are hurting the economy, the stock market hasn’t noticed.
Why Conservatives Underestimated the Sequester Impact
Conservatives should not assume bureaucrats will think or act like private sector business when implementing the sequester cuts.
What Do You Call Obama's Proposal to Sell the TVA? A Good Start.
The Obama administration proposes selling the TVA. The only question we have is why stop there?
Seven Reasons The Economy Could Be Headed Into Recession
The U.S. economy—President Obama’s economy—is sending decidedly mixed signals. While some economic indicators are picking up, many others are headed south—which means there’s a good chance the economy could slip into recession again soon.
Obama to Seniors: It's Time for You to Pay
Seniors strongly supported Mitt Romney in the 2012 election over President Barack Obama, and now Obama attempts to get his revenge in his most recent budget proposal with cuts to Social Security and Medicare, as well as tax hikes for estates and 401(k)s.
The Scandal Behind Those Recent Unemployment Numbers
The president’s policies are driving workers, especially minorities, to leave the job market in droves. Why isn’t that a political scandal?
A Federal Agency Promotes Discrimination By Trying To Fight It
The U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has been ratcheting up its use of some questionable methods for determining hiring or pay discrimination, amounting to a perpetual witch hunt of manufactured culprits to harass in order to justify their own existence—and budget.
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