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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

April 11, 2019

Electoral College Protects All Americans Against the 'Tyranny of the Majority'

The Electoral College is one of the most critical institutions created by the framers of the Constitution to ensure a stable representative government, yet it’s under attack.

April 9, 2019

What Happens When Electric Cars Run Out of Taxpayer Juice?

Electric vehicles aren't very popular now, and may be even less so if their taxpayer-provided subsidies are cut.

April 5, 2019

GOP Taking Chance with 'Repeal and Replace' Repeat

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

President Donald Trump says a healthcare plan from Republicans will go to vote after the 2020 election. Is that a good idea or bad idea?

April 2, 2019

'Equal Pay Day' and Other Meaningless Tropes

The left keeps highlighting the gender pay gap because it needs victims. What the gap actually shows is how much progress women have made.

March 27, 2019

Fuel Standards to Prevent Overdependence on Foreign Oil Are Out of Date

The Trump administration is trying to strike a blow for rational and honest government, so you know it’s getting a lot of pushback.

March 27, 2019

What Medicare-for-All Supporters Won't Tell You

Democrats now propose a single-payer health care system to fix the problems largely created by their last health care reform effort: Obamacare. They won't tell you about the problems with single-payer, we will.

March 26, 2019

The Justice Department Tries to Correct Chief Justice Roberts's Travesty

Legal challenges to Obamacare are giving Chief Justice John Roberts a chance to redeem himself and his self-professed adherence to originalist principles.

March 19, 2019

How Congress Uses Investigations to Let Companies Know Who's Boss

Congress often uses its investigative powers, not to discover information, but harass businesses into getting on board with government programs—however ill-conceived.

March 14, 2019

Sanders' High Energy Level and Loyal Followers Make Him the Dems' Front-runner

Sanders has name recognition and a large pool of potential volunteers, many of whom are energized, motivated and feel the Clinton political machine robbed Sanders of the 2016 Democratic nomination.

March 13, 2019

The Patriot's Guide to Socialism

As Forrest Gump might say, “Socialism is as socialism does.” But what exactly is socialism?

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