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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

June 20, 2018

Where Steel Tariffs Will Hit Hard: Your Gas Tank


Imposing steel tariffs will force consumers to pay more for electricity and to fill their tanks.

June 18, 2018

Democrats Are Supporting Yet Another Failed Socialist Policy


Democrats are gearing up to support a universal basic income plan because good intentions are more important than proposing policies that actually work.

June 18, 2018

Trump's Right, China and the G-7 Countries Do Have Higher Tariffs


President Trump has just slapped a 25 percent tariff on about $50 billion worth of Chinese products. His complaint is that China imposes significantly higher tariffs on the U.S. than the U.S. imposes on China. According to the World Trade Organization, the president is correct. 

June 12, 2018

Just Say No to Russia Joining the G-7


President Trump has suggested allowing Russia to rejoin the G-7, a bad idea since Russia is not a major, like-minded developed economy.

June 11, 2018

Could Trump Administration Help Take Obamacare Down?


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

The Trump administration is siding with a court case that says the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.

June 8, 2018

Social Security Isn't 'Going Broke' - It's Already Broke


If Social Security must pay out more than it receives, which the trustees say will happen this year for the first time since 1982, the government cannot draw from other assets because doesn’t have any.

June 8, 2018

Single-Payer Health Care Won't Pass Muster in California or Other States


The good news is that state-level Democrats can rattle the single-payer saber in the hope of attracting progressive voters, but they can't do much about it.

June 5, 2018

Other Countries Impose Higher Tariffs; How Should the U.S. Respond?


President Trump complains that our major trading partners impose more and higher tariffs than the U.S., and a WTO assessment implies he's correct. So what's the appropriate response?

May 30, 2018

Reducing Global Energy Turmoil with Fracking


The recent U.S. gas and oil boom will help fill any impending gaps in the global energy supply.

May 29, 2018

Why States Cannot Implement a Single-Payer Health Care System


California is once again pushing for a state-based, single-payer health care system. The problem is that it is practically impossible for a state to cover all of its citizens.

 

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