NCPA Media: NCPA in the News

  • May 26, 2013

    Lightening an Energy Load Requires a Ton of Work Finding common ground on hot button energy issues has been a major impediment. But one area where policymakers are coming together is in the realm of energy efficiency, which is cost-effective while it is also reducing emissions and the reliance on electric generation.

  • May 23, 2013

    What tummy tucks can teach us about health care reform

    The conventional wisdom is that market forces don't apply to pricing for medical care. A new study of the cosmetic surgery industry shows how wrong that belief is.

    CNN Money: According to a new NCPA study, U.S. medical prices have been rising about 5% a year while total spending has remained the same.

  • May 23, 2013

    If this health plan is 'socialism,' we need more of it

    As Obamacare's exchanges take shape in California, true, transparent, capitalistic competition will be seen among insurance firms, going toe to toe to win consumers.

    Los Angeles Times: NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick says that by requiring insurers to post their prices in the same spot, it will make it much easier for consumers to shop for health insurance policies.

  • May 21, 2013

    Obama’s New Minimum Wage, Insurance Mandates Will Create Labor Market Tsunami NCPA President John C. Goodman explains how an increase in the minimum wage would have adverse effects on employment.

  • May 19, 2013

    Navigating the ObamaCare Maze

    The government is the worst vendor possible for managing health-insurance exchanges.

    Wall Street Journal: The Affordable Care Act will be ineffective due to the lack of  money budgeted, complexity and competency that is associated with the new healthcare reform, says NCPA President John C. Goodman.

  • May 14, 2013

    The Cruel Things President Obama is Doing to the Labor Market

    Forbes: With the recent passage of the Affordable Care Act, employers are now subject to regulations that will hurt the labor market, says NCPA President John C. Goodman.

  • May 14, 2013

    Ethanol-blend gas – issues of mileage, engine wear discussed

    Gas prices are cheaper than this time last year, but drivers of vehicles that take E85 are paying a lot less. Still, not everyone is on board.

    One News Now: NCPA Senior Fellow H. Sterling Burnett says that increasing ethanol from E10 to E15 will cause more damage to car engines and lead to more breakdowns.

  • May 13, 2013

    Tips for Consumers to Shop Around Amid Wildly Differing Hospital Costs

    Fox Business: NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick outlines several tips to help consumers find the best prices on pre-planned medical services.