Devon Herrick, PhD, is a health economist and former hospital accountant. He has researched and written about health economics for many years.
How Technology Can Help Track Opioid Prescriptions, Slow Opioid Crisis
Congress recently began hearings on proposals to combat opioid abuse. Our policy analyst weighs in.
Opinion: The Bad Politics of Carving-Out Medicaid Managed Care Drugs
About half of states have transitioned at least some Medicaid beneficiaries away from fee-for-service (FFS) drug programs into drug plans integrated with managed care. Our policy analyst shares why he believes more should do so.
Opinion: Who's to blame for surprise out-of-network bills?
Across the country more states are taking steps to limit patients’ exposure to surprise out-of-network bills.
Opinion: Biggest problems with single-payer ‘Medicare-for-all’
Our policy analyst explains why he believes single payer Medicare-for-all is a pipe dream.
Congress considering ‘invisible’ high-risk pools
Our policy analyst explains the concept of invisible high-risk pools, and explains how they might affect health reform.
Opinion: More industry-stakeholders play blame game for high drug costs
Our policy analyst weighs in on a new drug industry PR campaign that attempts to shift the blame for high drug costs.
Opinion: Health reformers overlook areas that could reduce most costs
None of Trump’s plans, such as repealing parts of Obamacare or expanding HSAs, will rein in the rising cost of healthcare.
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