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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

NOVEMBER 20, 2018

Medicare for All Means Government Rationing of Healthcare (Audio: Interview)


There’s a very dark side to Medicare for all. IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews explains in this interview with WIBA/WISN host Vicki McKenna.

NOVEMBER 19, 2018

Due Process, the Lame-Duck, and Hope for Criminal Justice Reform? (Audio: Interview)


In a discussion on Point of View, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the temporary reinstatement of CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s White House press pass by a federal judge, what Congress can achieve in the lame-duck session, and whether there’s bipartisan support for efforts such as criminal justice reform.

NOVEMBER 14, 2018

Politics, Election Fraud & California's Wildfires (Audio: Interview)


In a conversation with GCN's Mike Siegel, Dr. Merrill Matthews tackles the ideological trajectory of the Democratic Party, election fraud and incompetence in Florida's Broward County, what's to blame for California's wildfires, and prescription drug pricing. 

NOVEMBER 14, 2018

What to Expect in the New Congress (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WBOB's Ed Dean, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses what to expect from Democrats when they take control of the House of Representatives in the next session. 

NOVEMBER 6, 2018

Caravan Orchestrated by Honduran Leftists? (Audio: Interview)


IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews joins WAVA's Don Kroah to discuss the Honduran immigrant caravan headed toward the U.S. border, pointing out that those who don't want a wall on our southern border will come closer to seeing one built if the marchers force their way in. 

NOVEMBER 2, 2018

The 2018 Election: Economic Changes Past, Present & Future (Audio: Interview)


On the eve of the historic 2018 midterm elections, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews cohosts Point of View discussing the core issues at stake and President Trump's impact on the economy after two years in office. 

OCTOBER 31, 2018

Democrat Paradise, Economic Armageddon (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WIBA/WISN host Vicki McKenna, IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the economic implications of Democrats’ dream to make ban private health insurance, raise the corporate tax rate, and institute a mandatory $15 minimum wage.

OCTOBER 26, 2018

How Democrats and Republicans Are Navigating The Obamacare Issue This Election (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with Janet Mefferd, IPI's Dr. Matthews discusses what role Obamacare is playing in this year's election and how each party is navigating the issue among voters. 

OCTOBER 22, 2018

Judicial Supremacy, Midterms, & Migrants (Audio: Interview)


In a discussion with Mike Siegel, IPI’s Merrill Matthews touches on how the controversy and politicization of the Kavanaugh confirmation highlighted the enormous powers the Supreme Court has acquired, as well as the latest on healthcare, the midterm elections, and the Central America migrant caravan.

OCTOBER 11, 2018

Surprising Polls for the 2018 Midterm Election (Audio: Interview)


IPI's resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews guest hosts the nationally syndicated talk show Point of View, assessing with Wade Emmert the political landscape and the latest poll numbers preceding the historic 2018 midterm elections. 

OCTOBER 11, 2018

Midterm Election Heats Up: Who's to Blame for Rising Health Insurance Costs? (Audio: Interview)


Who can be blamed for the cost of health insurance premiums going up? IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews joins WBOB – The Answer’s Ed Dean to discuss how both political parties are facing voters.

OCTOBER 10, 2018

Tensions—Both Foreign and Domestic (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with Mike Siegel on Genesis Communications Network, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the escalating political violence across the nation, the new U.S. trade deal with Canada and Mexico, and the continued trade war with China. 

 

OCTOBER 9, 2018

The Right's Push for Criminal Justice Reform (Audio: Interview)


As guest host of the nationally syndicated radio talk show Point of View, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the new movement among conservatives to push for criminal justice reform with Marc Levin, Vice President of Criminal Justice Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

OCTOBER 3, 2018

Strong Economy 'Direct Result' of Trump's Policies (Audio: Interview)


On Michigan's "The Steve Gruber Show," IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses 10 economic graphs paint an irrefutable picture of theimprovements made by the Trump administration’s market-oriented agenda.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

Matthews on Kavanaugh Hearings & What It Means for the Future (Audio: Interview)


In a discussion with Genesis Communications Network’s Mike Siegel, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews reviews the dramatic events of September 27th’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing’s testimony of Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Ford, and the impact it has on the process for future nominees. 

 

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