NCPA Media: NCPA in the News

  • Apr 08, 2009

    Traveling for Treatment

    David Boucher celebrated his 50th birthday this year by jetting to Bangkok for his first colonoscopy.

    There he was seen by a California-educated physician and no shortage of nurses, who verified his identity 15 times before the procedure.


  • Apr 06, 2009

    Bill aims for mental health parity in Medicare

    Beneficiaries would see the co-payment for mental health care drop from 50% to
    20%.

    Hoping to ride a growing wave of support on Capitol Hill for mental health
    parity, one powerful lawmaker has reintroduced a bill that would extend the concept to
    Medicare.


  • Apr 01, 2009

    The 10 'most common and damaging financial decisions' that will wreck your retirement

    More Americans are in a panic over their retirement planning than at any other time in history because of stock market uncertainty, and many are making expensive mistakes, says the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis, a conservative think tank.


  • Mar 17, 2009

    7 Ways to Keep Health Coverage If You Lose Your Job

    If you've lost your job, don't panic about your health care coverage. But, don't put off taking action, either. Here are seven options you should consider as soon as possible after getting pinkslipped.


  • Mar 08, 2009

    Washington Times - Carbon offsets scam

    Source: Washington Times  

    While much media attention has been paid to 'cap-and-trade' schemes as a way to prevent global warming, there is a second path to global warming salvation - carbon offsets. Indeed, the House Energy and Environment Subcommittee hosted hearings recently on how to use carbon offsets to reduce the costs of reducing greenhouse gas emissions - it promises to be more smoke and mirrors.

    Click here to view entire article.


  • Mar 01, 2009

    A Prescription for American Health Care

    I'll start with the bad news: When we get through the economic time that we're in right now, we're going to be confronted with an even bigger problem. The first of the Baby Boomers started signing up for early retirement under Social Security last year. Two years from now they will start signing up for Medicare. All told, 78 million people are going to stop working, stop paying taxes, stop paying into retirement programs, and start drawing benefits. The problem is, neither Social Security nor Medicare is ready for them.


  • Feb 19, 2009

    Stimulus Makes Cobra Coverage a Better Bet Subsidy for Laid-Off Workers Eliminates Barrier That Kept Many Out of the Program

    Congress has just given a big assist to millions of jobless Americans facing a tough decision: Do they reach into their wallet to continue health insurance coverage with their old employer or not?


  • Feb 19, 2009

    NATIONAL POST

    With U.S. President Barack Obama visiting Canada today just as the market is threatening to fall to new lows, it's worth looking at some of his ideas to reform Social Security and the American retirement system.