News Releases/Media Advisories
Aug 22, 2016
New NCPA Study on Hillary Clinton Tax Plan Finds Revenue Shortfall, National Debt Deepens, Private Sector Jobs Slashed
Dallas, TX (Aug. 22, 2016) The tax plan proposed by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would fund tens of thousands of government jobs at the cost of five times as many private sector jobs, while lowering personal income, GDP and business investment, according to a new study from the National Center for Policy Analysis.
Aug 19, 2016
Clinton Tax Plan Will Kill Private Sector Jobs, Increase National Debt New NCPA Study Outlines Economic Impact
Dallas, TX (Aug. 19, 2016) Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s tax plan would increase public sector jobs by 49,000 in 2017, but they would come at a cost of 207,000 private sector jobs, according to results from a new National Center for Policy Analysis study. In 2026, the public sector would gain 54,000 jobs but lose 265,000 private sector jobs.
Jul 27, 2016
The growing movement to boycott Israeli products and divest from Israel could financially devastate the Palestinians it was meant to help and destabilize the Middle East, warns a new report by National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow David Grantham and Research Associate Danielle Zaychik.
“The self-styled Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been seeking to discredit and reverse Israeli policies with respect to the Palestinian Territories since 2005,” write Grantham and Zaychik. “The political aims of BDS are contrary to nearly 40 years of U.S. policy, yet the movement has gained traction in the U.S., primarily in academic circles, and among religious and labor organizations. But divesting from Israel would have severe negative economic repercussions for Americans and Israelis – and for Palestinians as well.”
Economic relations between the United States and Israel have benefitted the U.S. economy, the Palestinian economy, and promoted economic interdependence in the Middle East:
• U.S.-Israeli collaboration has created permanent channels of shared innovation between the brightest minds in both countries. Investments by American-Israeli foundations have contributed to the creation of 18,000 to 200,000 U.S. jobs.
• At least 32 percent of Palestinian tech firms collaborate directly with Israeli companies to take advantage of the neighboring tech industry. Over the past 15 years, American tech conglomerates have, in turn, pushed their Israeli subsidiaries to outsource and collaborate with Palestinian start-ups.
• The prospects of regional stability that come with economic engagement extend beyond the Israel-Palestine issue. A prime example involves the Qualified Industrial Zones, which allows Jordan and Egypt to piggyback on the American-Israeli Free Trade Agreement. This agreement strengthened ties between Israel, Jordan and Egypt, bolstered national economies, created jobs, and added millions of dollars in annual economic activity.
“The divest movement against Israel has the potential to hurt those it claims to help,” says Grantham. “It is a wholly unwise and ill-conceived strategy that undermines Palestinian and American financial independence.”
Jul 25, 2016
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Jul 20, 2016
Initial Assessments Reveal Increased Regulation, Costs: NCPA
Dallas, TX (7/20/2016) – The “doc fix” contained in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is fiscally irresponsible, and will only increase federal control over how doctors practice medicine, warns a new report by National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow John R. Graham.
NCPA in the News
Aug 03, 2016
The legendary Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu rightly observed generations ago that “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” But he also taught that “if you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” And right now, our strategy suggests we know neither the enemy nor ourselves.
Jun 02, 2016
NCPA research recently released in the report “How to Pay for Medicare” was cited in this article from McKnight’s.
May 30, 2016
Arizona Business Daily: Preferred networks are at the root of how benefits managers have lowered drug costs for Medicare recipients, says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in this article from Arizona Business Daily.
May 26, 2016
Orange County Register: Banning tipping and increasing prices to raise server wages will only lead to poor service and disgruntled employees and patrons, warns NCPA Senior Fellow Richard McKenzie in an article at the Orange County Register.
May 24, 2016
As national pharmacy group lobbies for Lipinski-backed bill, critics say measure would raise drug prices
West Cook News: NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick is cited in this article from West Cook News on why recent legislation would “weaken the tools insurers and PBMs use to negotiate low drug prices with pharmacies on consumers’ behalf.”