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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

December 4, 2018

Political disconnect: Paris riots reveal public's unwillingness to accept a carbon tax


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews
December 4, 2018

The French Tell Macron Where to Stick His Gas Tax


French President Macron is shocked his constituents don't want to pay higher taxes so he can claim to be a clean-energy leader. Are U.S. progressives listening?

November 27, 2018

Well Whadya Know: Federal Revenue Is Up


The left predicted that the Republican tax cut legislation would lower federal revenue. Surprise! Federal revenue is up.

November 20, 2018

Brown's Decision to Test Presidential Waters Shows Hope Springs Eternal


Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, who just won re-election to a third term in the Senate, recently responded to a question from the Cincinnati Enquirer about a presidential bid, “I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t considering it.” 

November 20, 2018

Robert Reich's Ludicrous Defense of Socialized Medicine for All


Economist Robert Reich tries to defend socialized medicine by extolling the efficiency and cost effectiveness of government bureaucracies. 

November 18, 2018

Pipeline Paralysis: The Left's Latest Fossil Fuel Obstruction Tactic


The U.S. economy is growing, in part because of a booming energy industry. Yet, not everyone is pleased and some are looking for and finding ways to throttle fossil fuel production. 

November 13, 2018

Democrats' Far-Left Losses Won't Change the Party's Trajectory


Far-left Democratic candidates may not have done well in the recent election, but the Democratic Part is nevertheless embracing and pushing their agenda.

November 8, 2018

Perspectives: Can Drug Pricing Legislation Gain Traction In This Post-Election Washington?


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar wants to make prescription drug pricing more transparent. We agree, but his well-intentioned plan will only confuse and mislead consumers. 

November 7, 2018

Seeking Clarity on Drug Pricing


Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar wants to make prescription drug pricing more transparent. We agree.

November 6, 2018

Outdated Medicaid Rolls May Tell Us Something About Outdated Voter Rolls


States historically have had a difficult time managing their data, such as Medicaid and voter rolls. Trying to clean up those rolls may just be a sign of good governance rather than voter suppression.

 

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