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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 29, 2017

Christmas Peeps and Green Energy Subsidies (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WIBA's Vicki McKenna, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses with the talk host the latest on tax reform, how the House tax bill helps claw back billions in taxpayer subsidies for renewable energy and electric cars, and Peeps. 

NOVEMBER 28, 2017

Democrats Oppose Eliminating Tax Breaks for the Rich (Audio: Interview)


Democrats are opposed to Republican efforts to eliminate tax breaks for the rich. IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews explains why on WAVA's Don Kroah Show. 

NOVEMBER 27, 2017

Does Government Have Any Business Telling Consumers What Cars To Buy (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WINA's Rob Schilling, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the role government has given itself in propping up the sales of electric vehicles, despite their unpopularity with consumers. 

NOVEMBER 21, 2017

Tax Reform and the Obamacare Individual Mandate (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with Vicki McKenna, IPI's Merrill Matthews discusses how the Obamacare individual mandate would help "pay for" tax reform and also serve as a middle class tax cut. 

NOVEMBER 20, 2017

The Latest on Tax Reform (Audio: Interview)


In an hour-long interview on Point of View, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews and IPI president Tom Giovanetti discuss the latest on tax reform as it moves through Congress and what's at stake for the U.S. economy. 

NOVEMBER 16, 2017

House Bill Corporate Tax Reform Provisions Would More Than Jumpstart the Economy (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WBAP’s Chris Salcedo, IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses and weighs the particular merits of the separate tax bills in Congress. 

NOVEMBER 10, 2017

The Latest on Climate Change, Tax Reform, ACA and More (Audio: Interview)


IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews joins Point of View as co-host with Kerby Anderson as they touch on climate change issues, the status of tax reform in Congress and also Obamacare. 

NOVEMBER 3, 2017

What's Pricier: Annual Health Insurance or Leasing a Rolls Royce? (Audio: Interview)


Obamacare enrollment is open, private sector health insurance is facing mounting costs and restrictions, and health coverage has never been more expensive. IPI's Merrill Matthews joins Vicki McKenna on WIBA and WISN on how people can find more flexible and cheaper options. 

OCTOBER 30, 2017

Senate Bill Throws Money at Sinking Obamacare Ship (Audio: Interview)


Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses recent efforts by Congress to bail out Obamacare, which are simply useless and a waste of taxpayer money. Matthews also addresses the Russia investigation and the unmasking of Russia’s influence on US environmental groups in an attempt to undermine US energy.

OCTOBER 27, 2017

Russians Attempt to Meddle in US Policy Through Anti-Fracking Groups (Audio: Interview)


Joining Vicki McKenna on WIBA and WISN, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses how the investigation into Russian interference in U.S. elections has unmasked the significant effort by Russia to prop up anti-fracking groups.  

OCTOBER 20, 2017

Stifling Free Speech on Campus


IPI Resident Scholar Merrill Matthews and SMU Young Americans for Freedom Chairman and Founder, Grant Wolf discuss current free speech issues on the college campus.

OCTOBER 18, 2017

Trump Stops Illegal Obamacare Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments (Audio: Interview)


Dr. Merrill Matthews responds to President Trump’s cutting the unconstitutional Obama-era cost-sharing reduction payments, explaining why they were illegal to begin with and how Congress has the power to legally reauthorize them. 

OCTOBER 17, 2017

Practical Impact of President Trump's Healthcare Executive Order


In an interview with Vicki McKenna, Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the president’s recent healthcare executive order, explaining its limitations in mitigating the impact of Obamacare on consumers.

 

OCTOBER 17, 2017

How Trump's Healthcare Executive Order May Impact You (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with KMED's Bill Meyer, Dr. Merrill Matthews breaks down the president’s recent healthcare executive order, discussing how consumers will be impacted by its changes to Obamacare regarding associations, bridge policies, and more.

 

OCTOBER 13, 2017

Matthews Gives His Take on Trump Healthcare Executive Order (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with the WBAP Morning News, Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses President Trump's health care executive order allowing associations to sell health insurance, his decision to stop the unconstitutional Obamcare-subsidy payments, and whether any of this will help lower the cost of insurance for individuals. 

 

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