NCPA Media: News Release

  • Dec 18, 2007

    Congress Votes To Make Energy More Expensive

    Faced with the looming holiday recess, Congress just passed an energy bill that will do little to lower energy costs and may actually put a bigger strain on consumers pocketbooks, according to H. Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA). 


  • Dec 18, 2007

    NCPA: Move Medical Malpractice Out Of The Courts

    The nation's medical malpractice system should be replaced by a system that automatically compensates patients for unexpected injuries or deaths, regardless of who is at fault, according to a new report from the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).  The NCPA report says the key to reform is to allow patients, doctors and hospital personnel to solve the problem by contract, completely opting out of the court system.


  • Dec 14, 2007

    NCPA: Congress Grows Pork For Christmas

    After much political wrangling, the Senate began debating a five-year renewal of the federal farm bill that has become nothing more than an entitlement for large wealthy farm operators, according to H. Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).  


  • Dec 04, 2007

    Senate Scheduled To Vote On Unilateral Climate Change Bill

    The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Wednesday is expected to debate amendments to a bill proposed by Sens. Lieberman (I-CT) and Warner (R-VA) that would create a "cap and trade" system designed to cut total U.S. greenhouse-gas emissions.  Yet an expert with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) says the cap and trade system would slow economic growth with little if any environmental improvement to show for it. 


  • Nov 28, 2007

    NCPA STUDY: GOVERNMENT, INSURERS KEEP MEDICINE IN STONE AGE

    Health care entrepreneurs working outside the traditional health insurance payment system are using telephone, e-mail, text messaging and innovative computer software to make medical care more accessible and convenient for patients, according to a new study by the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).


  • Nov 16, 2007

    U.N. Recycles Climate Report Just In Time For The Holidays

    IPCC Gives Thanks for Climate Change, the Non-Story That Keeps on Giving, says NCPA Expert

    The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is meeting this week to negotiate another summary of its already released report on climate change.  The summary will not offer any new science or evidence of human-caused climate change, but will offer the body's politicians and activists a fresh chance to keep the issue in the news, according to H. Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).


  • Nov 15, 2007

    Government Policies Partly To Blame For High Gas Prices

    Proposed Energy Legislation Will Make Matters Worse, Says NCPA Expert

    Government policies have contributed to high gas prices, by reducing refining capacity.  Yet instead of seeking to alleviate the problem, Congress is debating ways to make matters even worse, according to a new report released by the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).


  • Nov 07, 2007

    Gas Prices Rise - Congress Provides Only Bandaid Solutions

    If Congress Had Taken Steps 10 Years Ago, We Wouldn't Be In This Dilemma

    Crude oil futures surged today to a record high of $98.62 per barrel, propelled by a sharp drop in crude oil supplies-a problem that could have been averted had Congress started taking steps 10 years ago, says H. Sterling Burnett, senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).