NCPA Media: NCPA in the News

  • Aug 21, 2005

    Cold reality ahead for future retirees

    Steve Vaughn would like to say he'll be able to retire one day and collect his gold watch and a few pats on the back for a job well done.
    Just one problem: He's pretty sure it will never happen.


  • Aug 17, 2005

    South Carolina: Proposes Creating Personal Medicaid Accounts

    The AP/Las Vegas Sun on Monday examined South Carolina's proposal to establish personal health accounts for most of the state's 850,000 Medicaid beneficiaries to help encourage them to be more conscious of health care spending. The accounts would be used to purchase private health insurance or pay for care directly, with the amount of money allocated to each account determined by the beneficiary's age, sex and physical condition.


  • Aug 16, 2005

    S.C. Proposing to Redefine Medicaid

    On the left, they're calling it radical. On the right, the buzzword is bold. Either way, South Carolina is proposing major changes in Medicaid, the giant federal-state health insurance program for the poor and disabled.


  • Aug 13, 2005

    Balancing Act

    In order to provide medical assistance to more poor people, Tennessee had put all of its Medicaid beneficiaries into HMOs, a strategy that kept costs down for a
    while.


  • Aug 02, 2005

    Climate Studies Cannot Be Free From Oversight

    Scientific progress depends on the free flow of ideas and data, which let researchers independently confirm, refute or improve the findings of a specific course of inquiry. And policymakers often rely on scientific research, much of which is funded by federal and state governments, in making policy decisions. Thus, transparency of scientific data and methods is critical as faulty research can result in bad policy.


  • Jul 26, 2005

    . . . and tenure traps

    The resignation of Sandra Day O'Connor from the Supreme Court means the rest of the summer will be spent in a deeply acrimonious debate about the court's direction.


  • Jul 18, 2005

    A Generation's Challenge

    Three weeks ago, my wife and I brought home our first child, a brand new baby boy. The experience has invigorated my thinking about the kind of world we will leave to the next generation.
  • Jul 06, 2005

    Reformation in three steps

    There is a reason legislators in Austin are having so much trouble solving the school finance problem. They insist on taking one giant step instead of three smaller steps.