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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 15, 2019

Electoral College Under Attack (Audio: Interview)

Merrill Matthews joins the Don Kroah Show on WAVA- Washington DC to discuss the Left's attack on the Electoral College. 

April 5, 2019

Two Ways to Make the Economy Grind to a Halt (Audio: Interview)

Merrill Matthews joins Vicki McKenna on WIBA to discuss two absurdities: a $40 per hour minimum wage and Sen. Ron Wyden’s proposed annual tax on unrealized capital gains.

 

April 2, 2019

Biden, Border Fight, and GOP's Hopes to Repeal Obamacare (Audio: Interview)

In an interview with Mike Siegel, Merrill Matthews discusses the latest news from the Democratic presidential race, President Trump’s border fight, the chances of a GOP healthcare win after the 2020 elections, and more.

 

March 29, 2019

The Truth About Medicare for All (Audio: Interview)

Democrats won't tell you about the problems with single-payer, but IPI's Dr Merrill Matthews does in this interview with WAVA's Don Kroah. 

March 27, 2019

Department of Justice Takes Sides Against Obamacare (Audio: Interview)

In an interview with WBOB’s Ed Dean, IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the Department of Justice making news this week by siding with a federal judge’s ruling that invalidates Obamacare (read more here.)  

March 15, 2019

It's Back: Socialism (Audio: Interview)

Self-proclaimed democratic socialists are increasingly driving the direction of the Democratic Party. IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews joins Don Kroah on WAVA – FM in Washington DC to discuss how the “rogue element” is undermining Speaker Pelosi and Democrat leadership, whether or not it will last, and how it may shape the 2020 presidential election.

March 5, 2019

Schilling Show Highlights "On the Edge" (Audio: Interview)

Dr. Merrill Matthews joins The Schilling Show on WINA discussing his new book, “On the Edge: America Faces the Entitlements Cliff,” and how imperative it is for Congress to reform the nation’s crumbling patchwork of entitlement programs.

February 26, 2019

Are Senior Democrats Getting Nervous About Socialism? (Audio: Interview)

The old Democrats are beginning to fear the far-left new Democrats will hand President Trump an easy reelection in 2020. In an interview, Dr. Merrill Matthews joins Vicki McKenna to discuss the off-the-rails proposals of freshmen Democrats, and how unserved Americans would be if the nation’s existing entitlement programs were radically expanded.

February 21, 2019

Nothing New About Emergency Declarations (Audio: Interview)

A president invoking emergency powers is not uncommon, explains Dr. Merrill Matthews on WAVA’s Don Kroah Show. In this interview, Matthews also highlights four acts of emergency conditions which may apply in the president’s case for the border wall.

February 18, 2019

Touting GND, Democrats Turn a Blind Eye to Existing Entitlements Crisis (Audio: Interview)

While America faces a funding crisis for its current patchwork of entitlements, socialist Democrats are pushing for an impracticable "Green New Deal."

January 29, 2019

Democrats Devolving into Unserious, Cartoonish Candidates (Audio: Interview)

Today’s field of Democrat presidential hopefuls espouse such radical fringe ideas, they’re basically “full blown democratic socialists,” says Dr. Merrill Matthews on Janet Mefferd Live. How has today’s Democratic party pitched so far to the left, and does it have any hope of staying relevant?

January 29, 2019

How Do You Pay for Medicare For All? (Audio: Interview)

On Rick Ungar’s Pod Complex podcast, Merrill Matthews says the legislators who rammed through Obamacare, which caused skyrocketing health care costs, now want to foist Medicare for all on us.

January 28, 2019

Unlimited Freebies and Asset Seizure: Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Have No Shame (Audio: Interview)

Universal free college tuition, socialized healthcare, student loan forgiveness, universal basic income… the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential hopefuls have an unlimited list of freebies they want to give out.  Plus, Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to seize the assets of billionaires. IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews joins Vicki McKenna on WIBA and WISN and discusses how Democrats have become so radical there’s not much separating their party platform from the basic principles of democratic socialism.

January 25, 2019

U.S. Energy Boom is Helping Defund Russia (and Its Mischief) (Audio: Interview)

In an interview with WAVA’s Don Kroah, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses Russia’s efforts to use energy as a foreign policy weapon, and how it's now being undermined by the U.S. oil and gas boom.

January 25, 2019

Democrats Lurch Left for 2020 (Audio: Interview)

On Point of View, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the government shutdown war, the postponed State of the Union address, and the chances of Democratic presidential hopefuls winning voters in the 2020 election.

Total Records: 401