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 opinion contributor at The Hill. 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, co-author of On the Edge: America Faces the Entitlements Cliff, and has contributed chapters to several books, including Physician Assisted Suicide: Expanding the Debate and The 21st Century Health Care Leader and 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.
If a shot becomes available, there's a good chance more people will choose to vaccinate without a government mandate.
If the government determines that vaccinations are essential to stemming the spread of the disease, would it– could it–mandate vaccination compliance? Apparently, it can—and it might.
Was New York trying to send a social justice message that led to thousands of seniors in nursing homes dying of Covid-19?
Coalition Letter Regarding the Imposition of New Buy America Requirements for Medical Goods and Pharmaceutical Products
In this letter to the administration, economists from numerous organizations encourage the U.S. and its trading partners to pursue policies that make medical supplies more plentiful and affordable.
Democrats see the multi-trillion-dollar coronavirus spending packages as creating their best chance in years to raise taxes.
All models are wrong, and some are even harmful.
We know COVID-19 can be deadly, but determining how deadly isn't easy—even though trillions of taxpayers dollars depend on getting it right.
A major national newspaper is reporting that hospitals and doctors get paid more if Medicare patients are listed as COVID-19 and on ventilators.
Need a ventilator—cheap? The U.S. will have thousands upon thousands of unused ones--thanks to billions of taxpayer dollars and little data to guide such policy decisions.
The COVID-19 lockdowns intended to save the health care system have imposed significant challenges, and many hospitals may not survive the efforts to save them.