The Unaffordable Affordable Care Act Turns 6

The Health Care Blog: The “Unaffordable” Care Act marked its 6th anniversary with a whimper, rather than a bang, says Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in an article on The Health Care Blog, alluding to the problems plaguing Obamacare.

Strange Bedfellows Defending Obamacare

Townhall: In this commentary from Townhall, NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick explains why the newly released study from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) arguing that repealing Obamacare would increase the federal budget is disingenuous.

Retail Clinics Raise Medical Spending: So What?

The Health Care Blog: New research on the higher costs of retail clinics fails to consider that people are simply willing to spend a little extra for the convenience, says Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a commentary on The Health Care Blog.

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.

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.

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.”

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.”

Another Health Insurance COOP Bites the Dust

Townhall: “With 21 of 23 COOPS facing losses and lacking business plans, healthcare COOPs are fraught with self-serving capitalists looting taxpayer money,” says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a commentary.