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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, 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.

October 15, 2019

Two Can Play At This: The Never-Ending Impeachment Process (Audio: Interview)

In an interview with WAVA's Don Kroah in Washington DC, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews warns that Democrats will regret setting into motion the never-ending impeachment process.

September 16, 2019

Drone Attacks on Saudi Oilfields and What It Means (Audio: Interview)

In an interview with Brian Estridge on the WBAP Morning News, Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the drone attacks on the Saudi oilfields, President Trump's response, and what it means for the U.S. 

July 29, 2019

Budget Deal Makes Trump A Bigger Spender Than Barack Obama (Audio: Interview)

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. 

 

July 25, 2019

Tlaib Wants $20-An-Hour Minimum Wage (Audio: Interview)

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. 

July 19, 2019

Candidate Joe Biden on Obamacare (Audio: Interview)

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. 

July 16, 2019

The Constitutionality of Obamacare (Audio: Interview)

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. 

July 9, 2019

Ron Wyden Wants To Break Medicare Part D (Audio: Interview)

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. 

July 1, 2019

Trump and Kim, Antifa, AOC Visits the Border, Democratic Debates (Audio: Interview)

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.

June 28, 2019

The Democratic Debates: Not So Happy Warriors (Audio: Interview)

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.  

June 24, 2019

Trump Takes a Big Step Toward a Conservative Health Insurance Vision (Audio: Interview)

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. 

June 21, 2019

Iran Takes Down a U.S. Drone; Now What? (Audio: Interview)

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.

June 17, 2019

Tariffs and Middle East Tensions (Audio: Interview)

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. 

June 14, 2019

Not Everyone's Pleased with Trump's Climate Modeling Reform (Audio: Interview)

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.

June 14, 2019

Why There's No Panic at the Pump Amid Mideast Tensions (Audio: Interview)

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. 

June 6, 2019

Affordable Alternatives to Obamacare (Audio: Interview)

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.  

Total Records: 432