NCPA Media: NCPA in the News

  • Jan 26, 2015

    How Expanding Paid Sick Leave Could Backfire

    LifeHealthPro: Expanding health savings accounts would bring bigger benefits to employees than mandating sick days, says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a LifeHealthPro article.  

  • Jan 26, 2015

    HHS: Medicaid Patients Have Limited Access to Doctors

    Heartland: The low fees paid by state Medicaid programs make doctors reluctant to participate in managed care plans, says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a Heartland article.

  • Jan 22, 2015

    Experts Say Obama has the Right Premise but Wrong Solution to Some Economy Woes Redistributing income and increasing the middle class’s government dependence was a recurring theme of the president’s State of the Union address, says NCPA Senior Fellow Pam Villarreal in a piece at

  • Jan 21, 2015

    Obama Touts Free College In State Of The Union Speech, Avoids Cost

    The Daily Caller] President Obama’s “free” college proposal avoids the real problems with the higher education system, and will do little to stem rising tuition and student loan debt, says Senior Research Fellow Lloyd Bentsen IV in The Daily Caller’s State of the Union wrap-up.

  • Jan 13, 2015

    Social Security Raise Won’t Go Far for Recipients

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The increase in Social Security benefits will only net seniors around an extra $20 a month, but it beats nothing, says NCPA Senior Fellow Pam Villarreal in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article.

  • Jan 12, 2015

    Managing Debt Wisely in Your Retirement Years

    Chicago Tribune: The percentage of retirees with mortgages has increased by a third since the 1980s, says NCPA Senior Fellow Pamela Villarreal in a Chicago Tribune article.

  • Jan 10, 2015

    Diversity Pays: As Energy Jobs Fall in Texas, Public Sector Jobs Grow

    The Dallas Morning News: Growing governments should focus on catching up on basic services before expanding benefits and adding workers, cautions NCPA Senior Fellow Pamela Villarreal in a Dallas Morning News article.

  • Jan 09, 2015

    Is Expanding Medicaid Still Possible?

    Abbott may have signaled interest in alternative ways of providing coverage to uninsured Texans

    Fort Worth Star Telegram: Lawmakers must continue rejecting Medicaid expansion and look for alternative ways to private health insurance, according to a new report by NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick featured in a Fort Worth Star Telegram editorial.