Devon Herrick

Devon Herrick, Ph.D., worked for the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) until it ceased operations in July 2017. He is a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute.
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Private Equity is Buying Up Health Care Providers- Commentary

To the degree that private equity is seeking to standardize business models and buy struggling health care businesses to make them more efficient, then the investment is beneficial. To the degree that private equity is taking advantage of health care market dysfunction then it’s a concern.

Finally, FDA Allows Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids – Commentary

This is a “no-brainer”, and the most obvious question is: why did it take so long? The law allowing the FDA to approve OTC hearing aids was passed five years ago, in August 2017.

Obamacare Failed to Accomplish Any of Its Goals in 12 Years

The ACA was touted to protect people with pre-existing conditions while making high-quality coverage affordable. It has had quite the opposite effect.

Is One Vaccine Dose Enough? – Commentary

On May 6, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reported nearly 45 percent of the population had received at least one dose of the vaccine, but only one-third of Americans are fully vaccinated. The CDC is concerned not only by the slowing pace of vaccinations but also by the number of people skipping their second dose for various reasons.

COVID-19 Lockdown Is Costing Money, Lives

Studies analyzing data from the COVID-19 pandemic show stay-in-place orders and social distancing have been costing the economy and individual health several times the value of lives saved.

Commentary: Obamacare Rations Care for the Sick and Overcharges the Healthy

The health care reform debate that lead to Obamacare was initially about covering the uninsured, but in order to gain the support of ordinary people who already had coverage, proponents had to figure out a way to sway public opinion.

Devon Herrick

Devon Herrick, Ph.D., worked for the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) until it ceased operations in July 2017. He is a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute.

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