IPI President Tom Giovanetti's address at the 25th Anniversary Celebration.
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
Harry Reid Erodes Power of Senate (Audio)
In an interview on the Janet Mefferd Show, Merrill Matthews discusses how Harry Reid pulling the nuclear option trigger erodes critical powers from the Senate and cedes them to the administration.
IPI Podcast:The Majority Leader Who Diminished the Senate
Harry Reid has pulled the nuclear option trigger in the Senate, begging the question if he even cares about his legacy. History books may describe Reid as the majority leader who diminished the role of the Senate to allow President Obama to pack the DC circuit court and better advance his own agenda. But if Republicans win in 2014, will Democrats regret this rewriting of Senate rules?
With "Fix," Obama Trades One Set of Problems For Another
The president's last minute decree to made good on his promise that "if you like your insurance plan you can keep" is inciting an entirely new series of political and economic issues. Merrill Matthews explains to Joe Elliott on WGTK-Louisville.
What a Mess: The ObamaCare Rollout, Apology Tour and The Fix
Merrill Matthews joins nationally syndicated Jason Lewis Show discussing the disastrous domestic policy crisis facing the Obama administration.
The ObamaCare Honey Pot To Buy Insurance Company Support (Audio)
IPI healthcare expert Merrill Matthews describes to The Blaze's Chris Salcedo the letter released by HHS to state insurance commissioners explaining how to deploy the president's last minute health care law fix.
IPI Podcast: Has Rule of Law Been Trumped by Rule of Expediency?
Do government agencies or even the president have the legal authority to ignore federal law? Has rule of law been abandoned for the rule of political expediency? IPI's Giovanetti and Matthews discuss recent government regulations which have been ignored after being found to be impossible to meet, including ObamaCare's health insurance mandate as well as a similar biofuel mandate issued by the EPA.
New ObamaCare Mandate Opens Door for Many More Problems (Audio)
Merrill Matthews joins KMED's Bill Meyer to discuss the new mental and behavioral health mandate and how it will worsen the sticker shock of insurance policies and increase fraud.
IPI Podcast: The Biggest Domestic Policy Lie Ever Told by a U.S. President
Tom Giovanetti and Dr. Merrill Matthews discuss the millions of health care policy cancellations, the ObamaCare website disaster, and how it all may impact not just the 2014 Congressional elections but even next week's Virginia governor's race.
The Left's Cookbook Medicine (Audio)
Dr. Merrill Matthews joins The Janet Mefferd Show to review HHS Secretary Sebelius’ testimony on the ObamaCare website debacle, and also explains why the Left doesn’t think markets can work in health care.
Spookier Than Fiction: Those Who Coordinated the Obamacare Website Will Coordinate Your Healthcare (Audio)
Merrill Matthews reviews the Sebelius testimony with KSKY's Mark Davis, pointing out that the administration that coordinated the ObamaCare website will soon coordinate your health care, too. And congratulations! Your share of the national debt is now $1.1 million.
2013 Communications Summit: mHealth Progress & Obstacles--Regulation, Privacy, Security
Health IT, which includes mobile health and tele-health, is revolutionizing the health care system, creating digital pathways for care. But challenges still loom, such as maintaining privacy and security for patients, as well as the proper role of regulatory agencies like the FDA, which is soon to release a study about whether mobile apps should be regulated under the same rules as medical devices.
IPI Podcast: Is President Obama Setting a Political Trap for the GOP?
Is the budget deal allowing a bipartisan conference really just a political trap for the GOP on entitlements? And should Republicans be supporting Paul Ryan's plan to raise Medicare premiums for high income seniors and bump the retirement age to 67?
IPI Podcast: What's Scarier? The Debt Ceiling or Obama's Pick for Fed Chair?
As the latest showdown unfolds, should we be worried about the US defaulting on its debt? Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warns if Congress doesn't act, Social Security checks won't be mailed—so what happened to the $2.6 trillion Social Security Trust Fund Democrats have always defended? And why the president's nominee for Federal Reserve chairman may be the real threat to our long-term fiscal health.
IPI Podcast: ObamaCare Takes Flight...and Lands in the ER
IPI president Tom Giovanetti and IPI's Merrill Matthews review this week's events. As ObamaCare debuts, not only do the glitches and adverse incentives spell disaster, but not even the president seems to understand his own health care law. Regarding the government shutdown, Republicans seemed to have dealt themselves a weak hand, but appear to at least be playing it well. So in the end, how will all this play out?
What's Next for the Keystone XL? (Audio)
Merrill Matthews discusses the latest on the Keystone XL pipeline and its impact on US energy independence with KMED's Bill Meyer.
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