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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

JANUARY 24, 2017

What Does An ACA Replacement Plan Look Like? (Audio: Interview)


Dr. Merrill Matthews talks to Brian Estridge on the WBAP Morning News about various Republican proposals that would replace Obamacare. 

JANUARY 24, 2017

Trump Shows He's Serious on Repealing ACA (Audio: Interview)


IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews joins WAVA's Don Kroah and says President Donald Trump’s executive order directing federal agencies to ease the burden of Obamacare demonstrates to Congress that Trump is serious about repeal and replace.

JANUARY 23, 2017

Grading Trump's First Few Actions (Audio: Interview)


Merrill Matthews joins Grant Stinchfield on KLIF's Stinchfield Report and reacts to policy moves from President Trump in the first few days of the new administration. 

JANUARY 19, 2017

Policy Priorities for Trump's First 100 Days (Audio: Podcast)


IPI president Tom Giovanetti and resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews discuss what could happen in the Trump administration's first 100 days, with a special look at the policy priorities for repealing and replacing Obamacare, tax reform, and immigration. 

JANUARY 16, 2017

Replacing ACA: What's Ahead (Audio: Interview)


The un-Affordable Care Act may soon be history. What is ahead for repeal and replace, what are the strategies and processes at play in Congress, and what can health care consumers expect? Dr. Merrill Matthews joins Janet Mefferd to discuss. 

JANUARY 11, 2017

Strategies, Processes & Parliamentarians: Repealing & Replacing ACA (Audio: Interview)


Democrats may sideline and distract Republicans to prevent Obamacare from being repealed. Merrill Matthews gives Florida talk host Ed Dean an insider's look into the people and processes inside Congress that Republicans could use to bypass Democrats' efforts to repeal and replace the ACA. 

JANUARY 11, 2017

How Democrats Could Sidetrack the Obamacare Repeal (Audio: Interview)


Democrats have a plan to derail Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare. Merrill Matthews joins Chris Salcedo on WBAP to discuss what they're up to. Plus, the next challenge for conservatives is turning big cities red.

JANUARY 10, 2017

Farewell to President Obama (Audio: Interview)


Merrill Matthews joins Mike Siegel of the Genesis Communications Network to offer reaction to President Obama's farewell address and discuss his legacy. Plus, Democrats have a plan to derail Obamacare's repeal. 

DECEMBER 8, 2016

Trump's Cabinet (Audio: Interview)


As new Cabinet picks are announced, Dr. Merrill Matthews joins Mike Siegel to discuss how the team President-elect Trump is choosing shows how the new administration will begin work to dismantle Obama-era mandates and regulations.

DECEMBER 5, 2016

Now We Know What the Obamacare Replacement Plan Will Look Like (Audio: Interview)


Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses with Rob Schilling on WINA what the Republican Obamacare replacement plan may look like, as well as challenges facing the repeal.

NOVEMBER 30, 2016

Turning Welfare Into Workfare (Audio: Interview)


Merrill Matthews joins Bill Meyer on KMED to explain why it’s a good time for Congress and President-elect Donald Trump to turn welfare into “workfare.” 

NOVEMBER 23, 2016

Challenges Facing an ACA Repeal (Audio: Interview)


Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses with Bill Meyer on KMED what the Republican Obamacare replacement plan may look like, stressing what provisions must take a back seat if the new plan will succeed. 

NOVEMBER 9, 2016

After the Election (Audio: Interview)


One day after the presidential election, IPI's Merrill Matthews joins a panel hosted by Point of View's Kerby Anderson with Kelly Shackelford and Nick Pitts to discuss the surprises and implications of the historic 2016 vote. 

OCTOBER 10, 2016

Another Mortgage Meltdown? (Audio: Interview)


Having learned nothing from the last housing crisis, President Obama sets the country up for another mortgage meltdown. Merrill Matthews talks with KMED's Bill Meyer.

AUGUST 25, 2016

IPI Podcast: Obamacare's Exchanges In Turmoil


Tom Giovanetti and Dr. Merrill Matthews discuss the current state of the imploding Obamacare exchanges, which are losing insurers and seem to be devolving into high-risk pools. The conversation features an explanation of why the health insurance market has eroded and also looks into the future for where the market is headed. 

 

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