NCPA Media: Health Care

  • Jan 09, 2015

    Is Expanding Medicaid Still Possible?

    Abbott may have signaled interest in alternative ways of providing coverage to uninsured Texans

    Fort Worth Star Telegram: Lawmakers must continue rejecting Medicaid expansion and look for alternative ways to private health insurance, according to a new report by NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick featured in a Fort Worth Star Telegram editorial.


  • Jan 08, 2015

    Medicaid: the Missing Key to Paul Ryan’s Antipoverty Plan

    Including Medicaid and CHIP in Opportunity Grants Boosts Likelihood of Success: NCPA

    [NCPA]: Bundling Medicaid alongside other safety-net funding into Representative Paul Ryan’s proposed Opportunity Grants would improve outcomes for both dependents and taxpayers, according to a new report by National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow John R. Graham. 


  • Jan 07, 2015

    Texas Should Stick to Its Guns and Reject Medicaid Expansion

    States Benefit by Tailoring Medicaid to Meet Their Unique Needs: NCPA

    NCPA: Expanding Medicaid eligibility and conforming to one-size-fits-all reforms would come back to bite Texas taxpayers in their wallets, warns National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a new report.


  • Jan 07, 2015

    State task force releases health care report, favors Medicaid expansion

    Report says increasing coverage would help 1 million, but refusing means funding other states' efforts

    Houston Chronicle: Texas should pursue a private pool of insurance or alternative method that residents support to expand Medicaid coverage, says NCPA Senior FellowDevon Herrick in the Houston Chronicle.


  • Dec 15, 2014

    Coordinated Care Increases Health Care Costs

    Heartland: Hospitals have been acquiring physicians’ practices in large numbers – with the blessing of the Affordable Care Act. This may facilitate care coordination – but unfortunately it does so at a higher cost to taxpayers according to NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick.   


  • Dec 12, 2014

    Growing number of restrictions in ACA drug coverage

    WFAA: The number of plans in the Affordable Care Act placing restrictions on prescription drugs is on the rise, says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in an interview with WFAA.


  • Dec 05, 2014

    Nigeria: Addressing Food Security Through Biotechnology

    AllAfrica: Efforts to solve world hunger have been stifled by restrictions on the development and cultivation of biotech crops, according to David Weisser, a research associate at NCPA.


  • Nov 26, 2014

    Protect Yourself From Unexpected Medical Fees: Expert Advice on Keeping Surgery Costs in Check

    QualityHealth: NCPA Senior Fellow Devon M. Herrick outlines strategies for avoiding unexpected medical fees in a QualityHealth interview.