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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

March 7, 2018

Concern Over Trump's Food Stamp Plan 'Overblown'


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction – and that may be proven true if a plan involving food stamps becomes reality. Still, OneNewsNow found someone who likes the proposed approach.

March 6, 2018

Tariffs Don't 'Drain the Swamp,' They Are the Swamp


Opening the door to tariffs means that every company and industry that can't or won't compete will head to Washington, checkbook in hand, hoping to use the power of government to protect them. 

March 2, 2018

SNAP Food-Box Proposal Is A Tough One To Swallow


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

There’s no question the nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), aka food stamps, is past its expiration date for reform.

February 27, 2018

Gas Exports Become a Force for World Peace and a Cleaner Environment


Three reasons why we should cheer the fact that China is importing liquefied natural gas.

February 24, 2018

Chopping Food Stamp Choices... And Taxpayers' Dollars


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

"I think it has merit for at least discussion," responds Dr. Merrill Matthews of The Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI). He says the current SNAP program allows recipients to choose from a wide selection of food.

February 21, 2018

How Republicans Can Ensure Great Health Care Coverage


Republicans took a huge step by ending ObamaCare’s onerous mandate. But the freedom from having to buy expensive, government-approved coverage doesn’t mean consumers have the freedom to buy what they want and need.

February 20, 2018

Trump's Food Stamp Replacement Proposal Has Merit


President Trump has proposed replacing part of the food stamp program with a box of nutritious food. The idea is well worth considering, especially as a state demonstration project. 

February 15, 2018

Time to Rethink the Renewable Fuel Standard


If ever a federal program had outlived its usefulness, it’s the government’s support for ethanol.

February 13, 2018

Thought the Speech Was Great


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

I listened to the entire speech and heard no lies, let alone blatant lies and I heard no misrepresentation of fact let alone a healthy dose of misrepresentation of fact. In answering "Yes" to the question, Merrill Matthews used examples and the results of polls to show that the vast majority of the people thought the speech was great.

February 13, 2018

Republicans Still Haven't Learned Their Lesson from 2006


Republicans claimed they learned their lesson about big-government spending when voters put Democrats in control of the House and Senate in 2007; but it looks like they haven't learned a thing. 

 

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