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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 contributor at Forbes.com. 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

JANUARY 5, 2018

New Opportunities for Small Businesses and Health Insurance (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with Vicki McKenna on Wisconsin’s WIBA and WISN, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the new rulemaking proposed by the Department of Labor providing health insurance flexibility for small businesses and some self-employed. 

JANUARY 4, 2018

Free Trade Upholds US Energy Independence (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WAAV’s Tyler Cralle, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses how free trade and NAFTA in particular have been vital to securing America’s energy independence. 

JANUARY 3, 2018

Trump Presidency, Year Two (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with Genesis Communications Network nationally syndicated host Mike Siegel, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses five ways President Trump’s second year can eclipse his first.

 

DECEMBER 29, 2017

Trump Repeals Obama-Era Fracking Rule (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WAVA’s Don Kroah, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses President’s Trump repealing Obama-era regulations for fracking on federal lands. Matthews also gives a year-in-review grade for President Trump and the impact the president’s policies have had on the economy. 

DECEMBER 19, 2017

Tax Reform Bill Means Gangbusters for Average Americans' Earnings (Audio: Interview)


In this interview with WIBA/WISN host Vicki McKenna, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews explains how the Republican tax reform bill means huge returns for avearage Americans thanks to its impact on the stock market and economy. “A little tax cut for the middle and working classes pales in comparison to the benefits of a booming American economy,” he says.

NOVEMBER 29, 2017

Christmas Peeps and Green Energy Subsidies (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WIBA's Vicki McKenna, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses with the talk host the latest on tax reform, how the House tax bill helps claw back billions in taxpayer subsidies for renewable energy and electric cars, and Peeps. 

NOVEMBER 28, 2017

Democrats Oppose Eliminating Tax Breaks for the Rich (Audio: Interview)


Democrats are opposed to Republican efforts to eliminate tax breaks for the rich. IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews explains why on WAVA's Don Kroah Show. 

NOVEMBER 27, 2017

Does Government Have Any Business Telling Consumers What Cars To Buy (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WINA's Rob Schilling, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the role government has given itself in propping up the sales of electric vehicles, despite their unpopularity with consumers. 

NOVEMBER 21, 2017

Tax Reform and the Obamacare Individual Mandate (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with Vicki McKenna, IPI's Merrill Matthews discusses how the Obamacare individual mandate would help "pay for" tax reform and also serve as a middle class tax cut. 

NOVEMBER 20, 2017

The Latest on Tax Reform (Audio: Interview)


In an hour-long interview on Point of View, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews and IPI president Tom Giovanetti discuss the latest on tax reform as it moves through Congress and what's at stake for the U.S. economy. 

NOVEMBER 16, 2017

House Bill Corporate Tax Reform Provisions Would More Than Jumpstart the Economy (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WBAP’s Chris Salcedo, IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses and weighs the particular merits of the separate tax bills in Congress. 

NOVEMBER 10, 2017

The Latest on Climate Change, Tax Reform, ACA and More (Audio: Interview)


IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews joins Point of View as co-host with Kerby Anderson as they touch on climate change issues, the status of tax reform in Congress and also Obamacare. 

NOVEMBER 3, 2017

What's Pricier: Annual Health Insurance or Leasing a Rolls Royce? (Audio: Interview)


Obamacare enrollment is open, private sector health insurance is facing mounting costs and restrictions, and health coverage has never been more expensive. IPI's Merrill Matthews joins Vicki McKenna on WIBA and WISN on how people can find more flexible and cheaper options. 

OCTOBER 30, 2017

Senate Bill Throws Money at Sinking Obamacare Ship (Audio: Interview)


Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses recent efforts by Congress to bail out Obamacare, which are simply useless and a waste of taxpayer money. Matthews also addresses the Russia investigation and the unmasking of Russia’s influence on US environmental groups in an attempt to undermine US energy.

OCTOBER 27, 2017

Russians Attempt to Meddle in US Policy Through Anti-Fracking Groups (Audio: Interview)


Joining Vicki McKenna on WIBA and WISN, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses how the investigation into Russian interference in U.S. elections has unmasked the significant effort by Russia to prop up anti-fracking groups.  

 

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