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Merrill Matthews

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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 SuicideExpanding 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.

August 4, 2020

Covid-19 Proves Patents and Competition Are Compatible

The race to create a Covid-19 vaccine and treatment is proving that drug company patents do not stifle competition—they only stifle copying.

August 2, 2020

4 Reasons Why Trump Can't Be Written Off--Yet

At this point, Trump has an uphill battle to win reelection. But the riots, Democrats’ far left turn and possible future revelations about the Russian hoax, may provide enough momentum to put Trump over the top.

July 28, 2020

Blue Cities Give the 'Broken Windows' Economic Growth Theory a Try

Blue city riots will be putting the "broken windows" economic theory to the test, and proving, once again, why it is a fallacy. 

July 24, 2020

IPI Opposes IPI: Problems with a Prescription Drug Pricing Index

IPI urges the Trump administration to forbear importing the price controls of socialist health care systems to the U.S.

July 22, 2020

'Redskins' Is Gone, But Changing 'Washington' Would Be a Much Bigger Job

Given the hundreds of cities, towns, counties, schools, businesses, buildings and bridges that seek to honor the founders’ good deeds, it’s very unlikely the cancel-history crowd will succeed in eliminating their memory.

July 21, 2020

The Best Outcome in the Hospital Price-Disclosure Wars

President Trump is trying to force hospital price transparency. The real solution is for hospitals to set one price for each service, disclose it and stick with it.

July 13, 2020

Advisory: The Return of Trump 'Mojo'

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews
July 11, 2020

How Trump Can Get His Mojo Back

In this op/ed written for The Hill, the author offers some key points that could impact the election. 

July 8, 2020

Is Blue-City Chaos Leading to a Blue-City Exodus?

We know people are fleeing blue states for red states. The recent blue-city chaos may be exacerbating that trend.

June 30, 2020

Biden Links End of Obamacare with COVID-19

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Joe Biden is warning that people could lose their health insurance in a U.S. Supreme Court case but an analyst points out the Obama-Biden administration wrecked coverage for millions.

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