NCPA Media: NCPA in the News

  • Jan 31, 2014

    Retirees' Mortgages Can Outweigh Tax Breaks

    The Wall Street Journal's Market Watch: Retiring in a low-tax state may not save you money if you still have mortgage debt, says NCPA Senior Fellow Pamela Villarreal in an article featuring her work at The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch. More than half of people about to retire still carry mortgage debt, and many will carry it with them years into retirement.


  • Jan 30, 2014

    Obama's SOTU Ranged Far and Wide, but Did It Get Him Anywhere?

    Heartlander: One of the only new things in Obama's State of the Union address was his call for a federal minimum wage of $10.10 per hour, said NCPA Senior Fellow Pamela Villarreal in a Heartlander article. Villarreal says the majority of the speech was recycled from 2013.


  • Jan 30, 2014

    Watch Out for Debt in Retirement

    AARP Bulletin: Retirees’ money is increasingly being spent on debt, asserted a piece in the AARP Bulletin. According to the piece, which quoted the NCPA study on retiree spending, retirees are spending more on mortgages, home equity loans, and credit card debt now than in the past.


  • Jan 28, 2014

    Obama's Executive Order to Raise Some Wages: Does it Matter?

    FOX Business: President Obama's executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers could result in workers having their hours scaled back and a further distortion of the labor market in exchange for less than $100 extra dollars a week, says NCPA Senior Fellow Pamela Villarreal in a FOX Business.com article.


  • Jan 27, 2014

    ObamaCare Can't Survive in its Present Form

    FOX Business: On Lou Dobbs Tonight (FOX Business), NCPA President John Goodman stresses that ObamaCare cannot survive in its present form. With no movement from either party or the insurance companies to address the problems, Goodman says that the fact that people have been left in the dark is "a tragedy." 


  • Jan 27, 2014

    AARP Continues to Push for ObamaCare Medicaid Expansion

    State leaders tout benefits of ACA despite public disapproval

    Carolina Journal Online: In a Carolina Journal Online article, NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick questions the AARP’s support for reducing Medicate Advantage subsidies. “It doesn’t make sense if you’re really advocating for care for seniors that you would support a law that essentially funded itself into perpetuity by cutting Medicare fees for the very doctors and hospitals that treat your constituents,” and run the risk of reducing service, said Herrick.


  • Jan 24, 2014

    Week 17: Warnings for Insurers, New Enrollment Stats

    FOX Business.com: In an FOX Business.com article, NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick says that with the administration expressing concerns about healthcare.gov, investors are hesitant to put money in insurers.


  • Jan 24, 2014

    Republicans' New Opportunity on Health Care

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram Online: In a Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial, NCPA President John Goodman's recommends that Republican health care reform be simple, understandable and workable, as well as focused on themes that resonate with Americans and provide an economic incentive for those at the bottom in order to be successful.