NCPA Media: Health Care

  • Apr 20, 2015

    Restrictive Drug Plan Regulations Will Hurt Patients

    So Called “Consumer Protections” Increase Costs: NCPA

    NCPA: Increasing unnecessary regulations on drug plans could inflict higher costs on the 220 million Americans who get their medications through a managed drug plan, according to a new report by National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow Devon Herrick.


  • Apr 16, 2015

    Congress Votes to Repeal Medicare SGR

    Clinical Oncology News: The Medicare “doc fix” is a poor replacement to the Sustainable Growth Rate that breaks the promise of fiscal responsibility Congress made to America, said Graham in a Clinical Oncology News article.


  • Apr 13, 2015

    Potential SGR Repeal Insurrection Brews in Senate

    Critics of doc fix proposal have qualms about cost, amendments

    Fierce Healthcare: The cost and scope of the SGR repeal bill signifies that Congress has abandoned budget neutrality, according to a National Center for Policy Analysis report featured in a Fierce Healthcare article.  


  • Apr 09, 2015

    ObamaCare: Stifling Innovation

    The New American: The structure of the health care exchanges force insurers to focus on short-term costs, often to the exclusion of long-term costs, warned NCPA Senior Fellow John R. Graham in a New American article.


  • Mar 22, 2015

    After 18 years, bipartisan bill may finally address Medicare flaw and stop absurdity of 'doc fix'

    The Waco Tribune-Herald: The National Center for Policy Analysis’ five reasons to embrace the repeal of Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate formula were highlighted in a Waco Tribune-Herald op-ed.


  • Mar 20, 2015

    Iowa/Nebraska CO-OP Insolvency Costs Taxpayers $225 Million

    Heartland: Iowa’s insurance CO-OP set premiums too low in order to gain market share and put taxpayer money at risk, admonished NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a Heartland article.


  • Mar 19, 2015

    Soaring Drug Prices Leave Patients Seeking Relief

    Houston Chronicle: Specialty drugs are the next gold rush in pharmacy, and health plans are concerned, says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a Houston Chronicle article.


  • Mar 17, 2015

    ObamaCare Premiums Jumped 23% This Year -- After Subsidies

    Investor’s Business Daily: Thanks to the way ObamaCare calculates insurance tax credits, the average subsidy went down while premiums went up by 5 percent, says NCPA Senior Fellow John R. Graham in an Investor’s Business Daily article.