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.

  • Jan 25, 2016

    Col. “Bernie” Sanders Half-Baked Recipe for Health Plan

    Townhall: Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ new out healthcare proposal can only lead to one of two things: higher taxes or rationing, explains NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in this Townhall commentary.

  • Jan 11, 2016

    The ‘Unaffordable Care Act’ Causing High Medical Bills for Insured People

    Townhall: NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick explains the costs of Obamacare and the advantage for some to continue paying out of pocket in a Townhall commentary.

  • Jan 06, 2016

    Dr. Carson’s Health Prescription: Close, But No Cigar!

    Townhall: Using his latest research on the privatization of Medicare, NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick analyzes the good, the bad, and the ugly of presidential candidate Ben Carson’s proposed health care plan.

  • Dec 07, 2015

    What an Affordable Health Care System Would Look Like NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick assesses the conditions necessary for a successful and affordable health care system in a commentary. According to Herrick, reducing cost-sharing; providing incentives for working with enrollment professionals; and improving the care for patients in poor health, in need of end-of-life counseling, or requiring hospice care will slow the growth of health care spending and render the system more efficient.

  • Nov 30, 2015

    Healthy People Needed to Make Obamacare Ponzi Scheme a Success

    Town Hall: According to a commentary by NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick, Obamacare does nothing to mitigate rising health costs or to assure the quality of healthcare. Rather, it increases premiums for younger people by distributing the cost of healthcare burden to healthier enrollees who usually don’t reach their high deductibles.

  • Nov 16, 2015

    Obamacare is Failing; Congress Should Put it Out of Its Misery

    Townhall: “Obamacare is failing due to an adverse selection death spiral,” says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a Townhall commentary. “The vicious cycle of healthy individuals dropping coverage as their premiums rise too high compared to expected benefits is stymying 2016 Obamacare enrollment projections.”

  • 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.

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