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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

November 29, 2017

Pass Tax Reform So We Can Tackle Entitlements Cliff


President Trump has said he wants to tackle welfare reform soon. Doing so is a much easier task if a booming economy has employers scurrying for workers.

November 28, 2017

Dems Want to Raise Taxes on the Rich--Except When They Don't


Democrats want to raise taxes on the rich; the Republican tax plan would do that in part by reducing some tax breaks and the Democrats run to the wealthy's defense. 

November 27, 2017

GOP Waffling on Most Egregious Tax Increase on Americans - Obamacare's Individual Mandate


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

“And if both the premium and the penalty are considered a tax, the mandate becomes the largest tax increase in U.S. history. And that doesn't include all of the other taxes imposed by the legislation," reported Merrill Matthews in Forbes.

November 27, 2017

Senate Should Reject Overreaching Obama-Era Ozone Rule


Clean air is achievable when air quality standards move us in the right direction while encouraging economic growth protect both the environment and the economy.

November 23, 2017

Trump Banishing Obama's Memos, Regulations


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

In less than a year, the Trump administration has dramatically scaled back government overreach, Merrill Matthews, a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation, told WND.

November 21, 2017

Car Buyers Lose When Government Tells Them What to Buy


Normally, a manufacturer would eliminate such a poor-selling product. What gives? Government mandates and taxpayer dollars, that’s what.

November 16, 2017

Giovanetti: Passage of Tax Bill Major Step Towards "Right Kind" of Tax Reform


IPI commends the U.S. House of Representatives for passing sweeping legislation towards significant tax reform that would benefit the U.S. economy and the middle class.

November 14, 2017

U.S. Carbon Is Down, While World Carbon Is Up


The Bonn climate conference has been criticizing the U.S., which has been reducing carbon emissions, for being uninterested in standing with polluters that claim to be interested.  

November 14, 2017

Taking Back Renewable Energy's Taxpayer-Funded Honeypot


Governments shouldn’t be in the business of picking winners and losers. Companies need to compete without taxpayer subsidies, letting consumers determine which companies — and industries — thrive and which don’t survive.

November 9, 2017

Pay for Tax Reform by Ending ObamaCare Insurance Mandate


A strong economy — not government mandates and penalties — is the best way to increase the number of people with private health insurance.

 

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