Devon Herrick

Devon Herrick
Not a Match Made in Heaven for Many Medical School Graduates
By Devon Herrick
Imagine spending eight years after high school studying for your dream career. After college you apply to every medical school ...
March 17, 2022
How a Questionable Drug Turned into a Goldmine at Taxpayers’ Expense
By Devon Herrick
On June 7th the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug to treat early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Or perhaps ...
June 10, 2021
What’s Behind the Vaccine Slowdown?
By Devon Herrick
This past winter about 80 percent of pharmacies I checked were out of Covid vaccines. The few with available doses ...
May 31, 2021
Correcting Misconceptions of Health Care Reform
By Devon Herrick
Last month I wrote about some reforms that would remedy many of our health care system’s flaws. Some fixes are ...
April 09, 2021
Health Reform: There Is Something for Everyone to Love… and Hate
By Devon Herrick
Last week I wrote about The 60% Solution: Rethinking Healthcare, a new book by Todd Furniss. I follow him on ...
March 21, 2021
The 60 Percent Solution to Reforming Healthcare
By Devon Herrick
Can we transform the entire health care system by empowering the roughly 60 percent of patients who are in private ...
March 13, 2021
Pandemic Illustrates How Little Control Americans Have Over Medical Care
By Devon Herrick
President Trump tested positive for COVID-19 a month ago, along with many others around him, including nearly a dozen aides, ...
November 02, 2020
Advice for Trump on Protecting Americans from Health Care Price Gouging
By Devon Herrick
President Trump signed an executive order on September 24 protecting Americans with pre-existing conditions. Although Trump does not support the ...
September 30, 2020
Health Care is Overpriced Due to Politics and Regulation
By Devon Herrick
I flew on an airline for the first time in the 1970s. Back then airline ticket prices were high due ...
August 31, 2020
Health Care Scams Coming to a Town Near You
By Devon Herrick
The first step towards slowing the rising cost of health care is blocking all the scammers abusing the system. Unfortunately, ...
August 15, 2020
States Should Ban These Lab Scams
By Devon Herrick
There is a new health care scam spreading across rural America that could cost you plenty. Large commercial labs like ...
June 05, 2020
Future Pandemics Require Better Access to Primary Care
By Devon Herrick
When Americans become ill or have a health complaint, they often schedule an appointment with a primary care provider (PCP). ...
April 27, 2020
Could Free-Market Medicine Respond Better to Pandemics?
By Devon Herrick
Many people have come to believe that the only way to protect Americans against future pandemics is to turn over ...
April 13, 2020
We Shouldn’t Tolerate Providers Price Gouging During a Pandemic or Any Other Time
By Devon Herrick
Like millions of Americans I am sequestered at home. My routine varies occasionally when I venture out to buy food, ...
April 01, 2020
Pandemic Highlights Americans’ Lack of Control Over Their Health Care
By Devon Herrick
Millions of Americans are at risk of contracting a fairly nasty respiratory infection, COVID-19. At times like these it’s a ...
March 19, 2020
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