NCPA Media: NCPA in the News
Dec 05, 2009
"Congress may be overemphasizing the influence of reserve bank boards, they just don't have that much power and influence," NCPA Distinguished Fellow Robert McTeer told Bloomberg News regarding Timothy Geithner's support of Congress taking a look at how regional Federal Reserve bank presidents are appointed.
Dec 01, 2009
Nov 25, 2009
What do hacked e-mails tell us about global-warming research?
When news broke about Climategate, NCPA Senior Fellow Sterling Burnett told the National Review that scientists have tried to suppress criticism of the "hockey stick" graph, and when that proved impossible and researchers exposed the graph's deep flaws, the scientists settled for ignoring or downplaying the problem.
Nov 18, 2009
Illustrating the importance of wellness promotion in the debate over health care reform, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee approved a version of the health care reform bill that includes a provision allowing insurers expanded flexibility to increase premiums for individuals not meeting wellness standards.
Although wellness programs garner bipartisan support, there are strong disagreements over how they should work, whether they should be crafted through legislation or by employers, and whether they really can have much of a positive effect on health care spending.
Nov 18, 2009
In a development suggesting medical malpractice reform may help alleviate doctor shortages, a package of reforms in Missouri signed in 2005 by then-governor Matt Blunt (R-MO) to curb junk medical lawsuits has created an environment more appealing to physicians.
"We had widespread problems with practices recruiting before the reforms," said Tom Holloway, director of government relations for the Missouri State Medical Association. "Physicians didn’t want to come he/re and practice. Physicians wanted to leave the state."