This Week at NCPA

Policy and Washington Update

Health Care

  • The Senate health bill has some good things and some not-so-good things. It largely keeps Obamacare, except the individual and employer mandates, and repeals most of Obamacare taxes; but it allows almost no additional health plan flexibility, blogs Senior Fellow Devon Herrick.
  • Some states are proposing laws requiring more transparency from pharmaceutical companies about how drugs are priced, but such laws could run afoul of state and federal laws protecting trade secrets, writes Senior Fellow Thomas Hemphill.

NCPA in the News

Week of Friday, June 23, 2017


  • President and CEO Jim Amos, Senior Fellow Dr. David Grantham, and Senior Fellow Dr. Devon Herrick appeared on TheBlaze TV to discuss the Trump Presidency’s handling of various issues, including, including his new foreign policy direction and latest healthcare developments.
  • Senior Fellow Pamela Villarreal went on Curt Schilling’s Whatever It Takes and informed listeners about the various regulations against ride sharing companies like Uber.


  • Executive Director Lt. Col. Allen West went on Brian Kilmeade’s radio show, Kilmeade & Friends, to share his thoughts on the GOP’s healthcare proposal.
  • Lt. Col. West joined Fox Business Network’s program, Mornings with Maria, where he addressed the most recent terrorist attack in Brussels.
  • Lt. Col. West joined Pastor Greg Young on his radio program, The Chosen Generation, to discuss the victory of Rep. Karen Handel, the first Republican woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress from Georgia.
  • Lt. Col. West was interviewed by Conservative Ground to discuss what makes America great.
  • In his most recent Townhall article, Lt. Col. West critiques Joy Reid’s disgusting justification for the Rep. Scalise shooting.
  • Dr. Herrick joined Grant Stinchfield on NRATV to discuss North Korea murdering an American citizen, Otto Warmbier.
  • Dr. Grantham appeared on Rose Tennant’s program, Rose Unplugged, and explained the problems with North Korea and other global threats.
  • Dr. Grantham joined Curt Schilling on his Breitbart XM program, Whatever It Takes, and elaborated upon rising national security threats.
  • Ms. Pamela Villarreal was cited by the Northern California Record in a piece on lawsuits being leveled against ride sharing companies.

Daily Policy Digest

Monday, June 26, 2017

  • California Money Couldn't Buy Georgia’s Special Election

    The special election for Georgia's Sixth District to fill the seat vacated by Secretary Price was heated. Jon Ossoff was the Democrat who ran for the seat with considerable outside support. Ossoff had nearly nine times as many donors from California (four times as many from the San Francisco Bay area) as donors from his district. He lost, nonetheless. He raised nearly six times the funds as his victorious opponent, Karen Handel, writes Senior Fellow Devon Herrick...

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