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 Suicide: Expanding 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.
Dr. Merrill Matthews joins Charlottesville’s Rob Schilling on WINA discussing the budget deal between President Trump and the House and Senate leadership which dramatically increases spending in order to avoid a government shutdown. So much for Republican promises of limited government and fiscal responsibility.
Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib says there should be a $20 per hour minimum wage. IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews responds in an interview with Washington DC's Don Kroah on WAVA.
Guest hosting Point of View, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses how Joe Biden is positioning himself as a moderate among other Democratic presidential candidates, vowing to preserve and even improve Obamacare.
In an interview on Janet Mefferd Live, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the constitutional principle behind the mandate of Obamacare and the latest in a case pending before the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
In an interview with WIBA/WISN host Vicki McKenna, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews explains why Sen. Ron Wyden's idea to impose back-door price controls on Medicare Part D is bad news for seniors.
Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the latest headlines with GCN’s Mike Siegel, including the Portland, Ore. Antifa-led attacks that injured conservative demonstrators, President Trump’s historic meeting with Kim Jong Un, AOC’s visit to the southern border, and a reflection on the Democratic debates and which candidates are pulling away from the herd.
On Point of View with host Kerby Anderson and Lt. Col. Allen West, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews reflects on the Democratic debates, observing how the Democratic Party is moving farther to the left and also attacking job-creating corporate America as the enemy of the state.
Speaking to WAVA’s Don Kroah, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses President Trump’s latest health care initiative, which is giving workers more flexibility for health reimbursement arrangements, which will boost individuals' access to affordable health coverage and spur them to be serious health care shoppers.
Merrill Matthews joins the WBAP Morning News discussing Iran’s takedown of an American drone, President Trump’s response, and what barriers the president may face regarding retaliation.
On WBOB's Ed Dean Show, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the stability of oil prices despite Iranian provocations in the Mideast, and how tariffs are taxes and drive up the cost of goods.
In a live, in-studio discussion with Kerby Anderson on Point of View, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses how the Trump administration is changing how the EPA and other agencies approach their predictions driving climate policies.
Dr. Merrill Matthews joins Brian Estridge and Hal Jay on Dallas-Fort Worth's WBAP Morning News to discuss the Gulf of Oman tanker attacks and how the Mideast unrest is having little to no impact on the world's energy markets.
In an interview with WIBA host Vicki McKenna, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses several solutions for helping people obtain affordable healthcare who don’t qualify for subsidies but otherwise can’t afford Obamacare.
Guest hosting Point of View, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews reviews the 86th Texas Legislative Session with Former Texas state lawmakers Don Huffines and Ron Simmons, giving a close look at what happened with spending, property tax relief, school finance, and more.
Merrill Matthews joins KMED's Bill Meyer in Medford, Oregon to discuss his new book, "On the Edge: America Faces the Entitlements Cliff."