NCPA Media: NCPA in the News

  • Feb 25, 2011

    President's debt commission leaders speak at NCPA event.

    C-SPAN: NCPA President, CEO & Kelly Wright Fellow John Goodman interviews Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles about the work of the president's debt commission, its final recommendations, and congressional reaction to the report. They also talked about the affect of health care on the deficit, the future of Social Security and tax policy.

    http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/297935-1

     


  • Feb 25, 2011

    Beckmann: Snyder's Union Challenge

    The Michigan View - The NCPA analysis of 153 state and municipal plans found unfunded liabilities for health and other benefits of $558 billion and unfunded pension liabilities at a staggering total of $2.5 trillion.


  • Feb 24, 2011

    Medical Groups Warn Of Climate Change's Potential Impact on Health

    More asthma, heat waves and microbial disease could result if greenhouse gases aren't curbed.

    US NEWS & World Report: Health Day - Experts from leading U.S. medical groups gathered Thursday to warn of impending dangers to human health if greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked, speeding climate change.


  • Feb 24, 2011

    Canadian Family in Life Support Battle Denied Request for Hospital Transfer

    Fox News - The parents of a Canadian boy ordered off life support by government health officials have been denied a request to transfer the 13-month-old to the Children's Hospital of Michigan.


  • Feb 24, 2011

    Toughen up, Ohio Republicans

    Cleveland Plain Dealer - The race to restore fiscal sanity -- something the vast majority of Americans alive today have never really known -- is going to be a long, tough, acrimonious one. But it has to be run.


  • Feb 20, 2011

    Concierge Medicine - A Consequence of Health Reform Law

    Medinnovation:  John Goodman, PhD, the economist who founded and heads the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas, is predicting a major migration of physicians into concierge medical practices in the Health Affairs Blog ("Future of Consumer-Driven Care," Health Alert, February 18).


  • Feb 18, 2011

    The Future of Consumer-Directed Health Care

    Health Affairs Blog:  Over the next decade I believe we are going to see a major transformation of American medicine. It won't be the kind of transformation that is normally discussed at health care conferences and at inside-the-Beltway briefings. Nor will it be the kind of change anticipated by the people who gave us the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). Instead, what I envision is a large migration of patients and doctors, and facilities and services out of the third-party payer system.


  • Feb 18, 2011

    Pension Bomb

    Gulf Coast Business Review:  Municipal pension programs are reaching crisis proportions, and several Gulf Coast cities rank among the state's worst.