News Releases/Media Advisories
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
Building on extensive experience as a major donor fundraiser, Kristina will spearhead the efforts of the office of the President related to investor relations, business development, fundraising and events, and the overall strategic advancement of the NCPA.
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.
Jul 11, 2016
Diminishing Freedom is Hampering Economic Growth: NCPA
Dallas, TX (7/11/2016) – The United States has fallen from 3rd to 16th in worldwide economic freedom – and its slowing our economic growth, according to a new report from the National Center for Policy Analysis by Southern Methodist University Research Assistant Professor Ryan H. Murphy.
Jul 08, 2016
E-prescribing is Key to Reducing Fraud & Abuse
Dallas, TX (7/8/2016) – Today’s vote on a House bill to reduce opioid abuse did not include a key solution to the growing opioid pan reliever epidemic: mandatory electronic prescribing. E-prescribing would make a significant dent in the rate of fraud, resale and abuse of opioids, according to a new study by National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow Devon Herrick.
NCPA in the News
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.”
May 24, 2016
Florida Business Daily: NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick is cited on efforts from pharmacies to affect legislation in order to allow them to charge more in this article from Florida Business Daily.