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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 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 University of Texas at Dallas

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. 

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. 

 

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