NCPA Commentaries by Devon Herrick

Devon Herrick is a Senior Fellow for the National Center for Policy Analysis. While Herrick works on a number of issues, he concentrates on health care issues, such as Internet-based medicine, health insurance and the uninsured, as well as pharmaceutical drug issues.

  • Nov 04, 2015

    How a Simple Little Pill Ended Up Costing 99 Percent More Than Its Ingredients

    The Healthcare Blog: “Pharmaceutical companies are repackaging cheap and readily available ingredients into combination drugs, and charging 99% more than they’re worth,” says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a commentary for The Healthcare Blog. “The available ingredients are often available over the counter at a fraction of the cost, and could save consumers thousands of dollars.”


  • Oct 15, 2015

    Medicare Reform that Will Benefit Seniors and Taxpayers

    Townhall: “There are enormous opportunities to reduce the growth in Medicare spending by carefully managing care for the sickest seniors,” says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a Townhall commentary.


  • Oct 01, 2015

    Hospitals: The Big Box Health Care Store You Should Avoid

    Heartland: NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick recommends visiting private practices to beat the hidden fees, price gauging, and monopolistic practices of large hospitals in a Heartland commentary.


  • Aug 31, 2015

    Hospitals: The Big Box Health Care Store You Should Avoid

    Townhall: NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick warns that hidden fees, price gauging, and monopolistic practices plague large hospitals, and recommends visiting independent practices for competitive prices in a Townhall commentary.


  • Aug 28, 2015

    The FDA Wants to Regulate Feces Like a Drug

    Right Side News: “Usage of donor fecal matter in research and transplantation faces stringent regulations and red tape from the FDA,” says NCPA Senior Fellow Dr. Devon Herrick in a Right Side News commentary.


  • Aug 25, 2015

    Another Health Insurance COOP Bites the Dust

    Townhall: “With 21 of 23 COOPS facing losses and lacking business plans, healthcare COOPs are fraught with self-serving capitalists looting taxpayer money,” says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a Townhall.com commentary.


  • Jul 30, 2015

    The 50-Year Old Medicare Program Is Showing its Age

    Townhall.com: The Medicare program has grown well beyond what Congress imagined when it was created 50 years ago, says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a Townhall.com commentary.


  • Jul 14, 2015

    Over-the-Counter Oral Contraceptives Cheaper than a Mandate

    Townhall.com: Allowing sales of hormonal contraceptives over the counter would likely lower the price by 90 percent or more, benefitting both men and women, says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a Townhall.com commentary.


  • May 14, 2015

    Insurer Expands Global Payment System in Massachusetts

    The Heartland Institute: Blue Cross Blue Shield in Massachusetts’ new payment system will pay doctors based on how little care patients use, which would penalize the best specialists and possibly put patients' health at risk, warns NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a commentary at The Heartland Institute.


  • May 02, 2015

    Lawmakers: Don’t Pass Laws Outlawing Pharmacy Competition!

    Townhall: Restricting competition in the health care market may help “mom & pop” shops, but it hurts consumers and taxpayers, warns NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a Townhall commentary.









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