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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

MAY 2, 2017

Progress on the Republican Repeal-and-Replace Effort (Audio: Interview)


IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses on the Ed Dean Radio Show on Jacksonville's WBOB the latest on Republicans' Obamacare repeal-and-replace effort and whether they have the votes this week to pass it. 

APRIL 28, 2017

Will GOP Healthcare Bill's Federalist Approach Be Enough to Win Over Support? (Audio: Interview)


IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews joins KMED's Bill Meyer to examine what we know of the new Republican healthcare reform compromise, the federalist approach it uses, its chances of success in Congress, and when GOP leadership may bring it to a vote. 

APRIL 26, 2017

Trump's First 100 Days (Audio: Interview)


IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses President Trump's first 100 days on 570 KLIF's The Stinchfield Report. 

APRIL 24, 2017

Will the Revived GOP Healthcare Bill Succeed? (Audio: Interview)


As the Republicans advance on a revised healthcare bill, IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews joins WAVA host Don Kroah in-studio to discuss elements of the compromise deal and its chances for success. 

APRIL 5, 2017

Senate GOP May Go "Nuclear" as Democrats Threaten to Filibuster Gorsuch (Audio: Interview)


As the Senate moves closer to changing its historic rules amid a Supreme Court standoff, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews joins the Stinchfield Report on KLIF to discuss what it will mean for the world’s greatest deliberative body if Republicans choose to take the nuclear option to force a vote on Judge Gorsuch. 

MARCH 27, 2017

After AHCA Fails, What's Next for Obamacare? (Audio: Interview)


In the wake of AHCA's failure to succeed in the House of Representatives, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses what went wrong with the legislation and what's next for Obamacare. 

MARCH 23, 2017

Congress Votes Tomorrow on AHCA (Audio: Interview)


On the eve of Congress's vote on the American Health Care Act, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews explains the high stakes and potentially fatal flaws of the legislation that could derail the Republican effort to replace Obamacare. 

MARCH 10, 2017

IPI Podcast: The Republican Obamacare Repeal Plan


Tom Giovanetti and Dr. Merrill Matthews discuss the elements of the Republican replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act, pointing out several problems in the plan which will make it unlikely to lower health insurance costs. 

FEBRUARY 20, 2017

Congress Should Abolish Wheels-Off CFPB (Audio: Interview)


Dr. Merrill Matthews joins WINA's Schilling Show to discuss why the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is the most unaccountable regulatory agency in America and that it's time for Congress to abolish it.

FEBRUARY 17, 2017

Scott Pruitt Confirmed as EPA Chief (Audio: Interview)


Dr. Merrill Matthews joins KLIF's Stinchfield Report to discuss the new EPA head, former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who Matthews describes as President Trump's "best pick yet."

FEBRUARY 15, 2017

Why Are Republicans Failing to Repeal Obamacare?


Why aren't Republicans keeping their deadline promises to repeal Obamacare? In this week's podcast, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews and Tom Giovanetti discuss the problems plaguing the GOP in their effort to repeal the ACA and what their replacement plan should look like.

FEBRUARY 8, 2017

Time to Abolish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Audio: Interview)


It's the brainchild of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the most unaccountable, out-of-control federal regulatory agency in the history of the U.S., and it's time for it to go.   

JANUARY 31, 2017

Putin, Anti-Fracking Movement, and U.S. Energy Exports (Audio: Interview)


Dr. Merrill Matthews joins WAVA's Don Kroah to discuss what role Putin's Russia has to play in the anti-fracking movement here in the United States, as well as the global impact of U.S. energy exports. 

JANUARY 31, 2017

American Manufacturing's Future Is In High Tech, Not High Tariffs (Audio: Interview)


IPI's Merrill Matthews joins Genesis Communications Network's Mike Siegel to discuss the main culprit behind disappearing American manufacturing jobs, and the answer may surprise you. 

JANUARY 25, 2017

Trump's Major Economic Moves: What to Expect (Audio: Interview)


Dr. Merrill Matthews joins KMED's Bill Meyer Show to discuss not only the direction President Trump wants to take on repealing and replacing Obamacare, but also what could be on the table for spending cuts and tax reform. 

 

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