NCPA Media: Health Care

  • Oct 21, 2015

    Medicare at Age 50

    NCPA: The 50-year old Medicare program is not aging well; and that’s not good news for seniors, according to a new report by National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow Devon Herrick. The report identifies three factors driving Medicare towards bankruptcy.

  • Oct 15, 2015

    ObamaCare open enrollment revisited, still unpredictable

    One News Now: NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick cautions ObamaCare enrollees away from automatic reenrollment, citing higher premiums associated with changes in enrollee’s wages, marital status, and location, in a One News Now story.

  • Oct 14, 2015

    3 Medicare Reforms That Could Keep Seniors Healthier, Wealthier

    NCPA: Empowering seniors to take control of their own health spending and rewarding the doctors who coordinate patients’ care, as well as the providers that reduce patients’ costs and improve the quality of their treatment, could vastly improve the health of seniors on Medicare, according to a new report by National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow Devon Herrick.

  • Oct 12, 2015

    Considering MACRA’s Effect on Future Meaningful Use Changes

    RevCycle Intelligence: RevCycle Intelligence article recalls NCPA research which showed that Medicare and CHIP fee adjustments are expected to generate financial consequences, indicating that pay-for-performance initiatives may drive physicians out of the industry due to insufficient payment rates.

  • Oct 09, 2015

    Are laws, regs pricing consumers out of generic drugs?

    Managed Healthcare Executive: “Slow drug approvals by FDA are unnecessarily holding back competition that could alleviate some of the price hikes on generic drugs,” says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a Managed Healthcare Executive story.

  • Oct 02, 2015

    Obamacare Mistakes: Consumers Continue to Make Errors in Choosing Benefits

    The Street: “Consumers are making critical mistakes when shopping for healthcare coverage because they’re only looking at the monthly payments, and aren’t taking the time to compare other information. This is made especially difficult by unfriendly and cluttered provider web sites,” says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in an article at The Street.

  • Oct 01, 2015

    GAO: $30B Incentive Program Making It More Difficult to Share Electronic Health Records

    CNS News: Since the Electronic Health Records Incentive Programs are having so many implementation issues, NCPA Contributing Fellow Lawrence Pivnik suggests alternative, more easily implementable, and more private alternatives for storing patient information, in a CNS News story.

  • Oct 01, 2015

    NCPA: Mergers, market manipulation fuel rise in generic-drug prices

    American Pharmacy News: “Wholesale generic drugs are facing less market competition, which is driving up their prices,” says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in an American Pharmacy News story.