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.
For today's political left, an "expert" isn't one accomplished in a field such as science, but one who promotes the left's agenda.
Preexisting medical conditions were a real problem for a small number of uninsured individuals. But the political debate is no longer about how best to address that problem, but how to hammer a political opponent.
Given the potential for mismanagement, misinformation and unintended error–and we’re not even discussing the possibility of fraud–it’s astonishing that the media keep trying to reassure voters that mail-in ballots are a safe and secure way to ensure their vote is counted.
The majority of new drugs invented globally are invented in America, in large part because our government does not dictate prices. The president should keep it that way, and, just as he did with NATO, demand that our allies fall in line.
It will be months before we have enough Covid-19 vaccine to cover everyone, but we probably won't need that many doses since many will forego vaccination.
Employers, employees need flexibility now more than ever--that includes wages and benefits.
Even the media and environmentalists are concluding that poor forest management, not just climate change, is a major factor behind the California's wildfires.
In the November 2020 election, voters will decide between candidates with widely different visions of American health care, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.