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.
Mar 01, 2006
Early 2006 reports on the kinds of health plans Americans are purchasing signal a shift away from comprehensive health insurance with first-dollar coverage toward plans more tailored to individual or family needs.
Feb 01, 2006
A December 2005 survey found people with consumer-driven health care (CDHC) plans were less satisfied than those in comprehensive health plans. The Internet-based survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) and Commonwealth Fund paints a far bleaker picture than CDHC proponents believe is true.
Jan 01, 2006
Americans often find themselves taking half a day off from work and waiting an hour in a physician's office, only to see a doctor for 10 minutes. And the primary reason people see a doctor is for access to prescription drugs.
Sep 29, 2004
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry is proposing to transform the U.S. health-care system with a costly plan that will expand government control without appreciably reducing the level of uninsured.
Mar 30, 2004
Now that the presidential nominees of both major parties are known, it's appropriate to focus attention on their plans to deal with one of the nation's major public policy problems: insuring the uninsured. The differences between the two plans are enormous.
Nov 01, 2001
Americans' intake of prescription and non-prescription drugs has now surpassed $250 billion annually, reflecting a steady increase to new record levels each year.