NCPA Media: NCPA in the News
Aug 22, 2009
Aug 20, 2009
This is how President Obama should start a speech on health care--"My fellow Americans: We are old. We are fat. We are afraid of lawyers."
Our PC President would never begin a speech like that. But with his polls plummeting, maybe he should. I think the country is in the mood for such straight talk.
Aug 16, 2009
When Bobbie Whiteman moved to the United States from Britain, she did not give medical insurance a thought. She had no cover for six months and it was only when she was offered a job at Variety, the Hollywood newspaper, that it became an issue. It was part of her salary package and she had to decide between several schemes the company had on offer.
Aug 11, 2009
The United States is functionally bankrupt. Our collective capacity to deal with this astonishing fact is seemingly nonexistent. Our national politics have become show business, exhibiting a complete refusal to strategically respond to this reality.
Aug 10, 2009
A petition opposing President Barack Obama's plan for a government-led overhaul of the nation's health care system has garnered over 1 million signatures since it launched May 25, something its sponsors say is proof that public opposition to Obama's plan is very real.
Aug 05, 2009
This week a petition drive against the healthreform plan, whose fate will be decided by Congress in the fall, gathered its one millionth signature. The petition drive, called Free Our Health Care Now, is sponsored by the National Center for Policy Analysis and has been widely touted by conservative radio talk-show hosts nationwide, including Bill Bennett, Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved and others.
Jul 31, 2009
Recently, a 1,018-page health care proposal was introduced in the House of Representatives that would cost nearly $1 billion per page and still wouldn't solve the problem of providing coverage to all Americans. In fact, according to the Congressional Budget Office, under the House bill, the number of Americans without health insurance would increase over the next three years.
Jul 29, 2009
Politicians lament the fact that the United States imports about 66 percent of its oil -- about 9,000 barrels every minute. Yet Congress has done little to remedy the situation. Instead, it has all too often erected barriers to domestic energy production.