NCPA Media: News Release
Dec 18, 2008
The one expenditure that a lot of people assume they have little or no control over is health care costs. Yet, a little common sense and a healthy dose of consumerism can reward savvy shoppers with significant savings without sacrificing care, says Devon Herrick, Ph.D., a Senior Fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis.
Dec 16, 2008
Economist David M. Smick's recent book, "The World Is Curved," shows that during the past quarter-century we have had a global "golden age of wealth creation and poverty reduction never before seen in the history of mankind." The global free market "experienced an unprecedented doubling of its labor force from 2.7 billion to 6 billion"; the U.S. had 40 million new jobs created; "the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed from 800 to over 12,000" (it is back under 9000 now); and, according to the Federal Reserve, U.S. households saw their net worth increase from $11 trillion in 1982 to more than $56 trillion today.
Dec 11, 2008
President-elect Obama has appointed Jeanne Lambrew as Deputy Director of the newly formed White House Office for Health Reform.
Dec 03, 2008
If the federal government stopped the Medicare and Social Security programs tomorrow -- collecting no more payroll taxes and allowing no more accrual of benefits -- it would still owe up to $52 trillion to those who have already earned these benefits, according to a new study by the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).
Nov 25, 2008
One thing we can count on from our newly elected president is fresh ideas, some that were campaigned on and others that will be at the top of the president's list on Jan. 20.
First on the agenda will likely be a reworked version of Hillary Clinton's 1990s health-care plan: a more nationalized system that was introduced two weeks ago by Sen. Max Baucus of Montana to put government, as opposed to the individual, more in charge of health care decisions.
Nov 20, 2008
There's With an eye on the current economic crisis, some experts say 401(k) plans should be abolished and replaced with a government retirement plan.
Nov 17, 2008
Small businesses will get hit with significantly higher health insurance increases in 2009, according to a Wall Street Journal article today. In some cases, employers are being quoted premium increases that are double what they were just a few months ago.
Nov 13, 2008
Despite reports that it's near impossible for small businesses to get loans, Terry Neese, NCPA Distinguished Fellow and small business expert, says since smaller community banks were not directly involved in the subprime lending spree, which was essentially the root of the financial crisis, they have money to lend to small businesses.