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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 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, 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

February 19, 2019

A Quick Look at the Long History of the National Emergency Power


Many presidents have invoked a national emergency for many different reasons, but it has usually been left to the president to decide when such action was necessary. 

February 17, 2019

Steel Tariffs Steal Your Gasoline Savings


President Trump’s pro-energy policies are on a collision course with his protectionist policies. Let’s hope, for the sake of the economy and energy independence, his energy policies prevail.

February 12, 2019

Obamacare Was Supposed to Lower the Death Rate--It Didn't


Democrats told us people were dying because they lacked health insurance and so we needed to pass Obamacare. Congress did and the death rate went up.

February 11, 2019

On the Edge: America Faces the Entitlements Cliff


A new book, “On the Edge: America Faces the Entitlements Cliff,” shows how the U.S. can move away from the crumbling patchwork of unsustainable government programs and easily address funding for healthcare, welfare, and retirement in a way that is financially sustainable long-term.

February 10, 2019

The 'Little Green Dream' Kills the 747 But Saves Earth


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

It's being described as progressive and ambitious, or laughable and silly, but the "Green New Deal" is definitely making headlines regardless of your views on fossil fuels, air travel, and cow flatulence. 

February 9, 2019

Is the Green New Deal Even Feasible?


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) have just released their Green New Deal resolution, which they hope will move America to 100% clean and renewable energy by 2030. Given current U.S. energy requirements and the state of renewable energy technology, it's an impossible goal.

February 5, 2019

Venezuelan Socialism Destroyed Its Energy Industry--and the Country


Socialism has destroyed Venezuela's energy industry, which cut off one of the country's primary revenue sources. For some reason, U.S. democratic socialists think that's a good model. 

January 29, 2019

Well, of Course the Number of Uninsured Is Rising


Yes, the uninsured rate is rising, not because of President Trump's policies, but because of the way Democrats designed Obamacare.

January 28, 2019

'Medicare-For-All' - The Devil's In the Details


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

A new poll finds Americans like the idea of 'Medicare for all,' but only the initial sound of it. It also finds that support for "Medicare for all" drops when people are asked if they support higher taxes and waiting for care. Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., of The Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) has been saying so for months.

January 26, 2019

How to Build That Border Thing Now That The Government Is Up and Running


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

“He didn’t have much choice,” said Institute for Policy Innovation innovator Merrill Matthews. “He faced nonstop negative coverage from the mainstream press and Democrats and decided to cut his losses. A prudent move.”

 

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