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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 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. 

OCTOBER 5, 2017

Imagine a Simple Postcard For Doing Your Taxes (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WBAP Morning News host Brian Estridge, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the House GOP’s proposal for tax reform that stunningly simplifies the tax process for American families and can fit all your information on a single postcard.  

SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

U.S. Energy Fares Well Through 2017's Hurricane Season (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with USA Radio Network’s John Clemens, Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses lessons learned for the energy industry in the wake of 2017’s destructive hurricane season, notably how well the U.S. energy industry fared despite the devastating storms. 

SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

2017's Hurricane Season Shows Need For More Refineries (Audio: Interview)


An important lesson from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is how the U.S. needs new refineries in different locations other than the Gulf Coast. In an interview with USA Radio’s John Clemens, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses how the Gulf Coast, devastated by Hurricane Harvey, accounts for about 55 percent of overall U.S. refining capacity. Matthews calls on Washington to remove obstacles for refineries and to encourage constructions. 

SEPTEMBER 27, 2017

Unconstitutional Obamacare Subsidies (Audio: Interview)


Merrill Matthews joins WINA’s Rob Schilling to deliver his take on illegal Obamacare subsidies, unconstitutional from the outset. Why are they still there and why can’t we get rid of them? 

SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

Low Inflation is a Feature (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WAVA’s Don Kroah, IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the benefit of inflation on the economy and the perils of the Democrat’s single payer option for health care.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

Renewed Push for Single-Payer (Audio: Interview)


If Sens. Tammy Baldwin and Bernie Sanders have their way, the U.S. could join the likes of Venezuela and North Korea with a single-payer regime that makes Canada’s healthcare system look conservative by comparison. IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews talks with WIBA, WISN host Vicki McKenna about the Left’s push toward “Medicare for all” and what market solutions conservatives are proposing instead.

AUGUST 30, 2017

Harvey, Environmentalist Movement, and Single-Payer Healthcare (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with Genesis Communications Network's Mike Siegel, IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the latest on Hurricane Harvey's impact on Texas, challenges facing the environmentalist movement, and also the imminent threat of a single-payer healthcare system taking effect as Obamacare implodes. 

AUGUST 29, 2017

With ACA Left In Place, Single-Payer Reality Becomes Imminent Danger (Audio: Interview)


As Obamacare quickly spirals downward and lawmakers do nothing, Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the real danger of a single-payer healthcare system becoming a reality. 

AUGUST 29, 2017

Single-Payer Reality A Very Real Threat (Audio: Interview)


IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews talks with Wisconsin talk host Vicki McKenna on WIBA how a single-payer healthcare system is a very real threat of becoming a reality in the U.S. 

 

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