NCPA Media: NCPA in the News

  • Jan 10, 2015

    Diversity Pays: As Energy Jobs Fall in Texas, Public Sector Jobs Grow

    The Dallas Morning News: Growing governments should focus on catching up on basic services before expanding benefits and adding workers, cautions NCPA Senior Fellow Pamela Villarreal in a Dallas Morning News article.

  • Jan 09, 2015

    Is Expanding Medicaid Still Possible?

    Abbott may have signaled interest in alternative ways of providing coverage to uninsured Texans

    Fort Worth Star Telegram: Lawmakers must continue rejecting Medicaid expansion and look for alternative ways to private health insurance, according to a new report by NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick featured in a Fort Worth Star Telegram editorial.

  • Jan 07, 2015

    State task force releases health care report, favors Medicaid expansion

    Report says increasing coverage would help 1 million, but refusing means funding other states' efforts

    Houston Chronicle: Texas should pursue a private pool of insurance or alternative method that residents support to expand Medicaid coverage, says NCPA Senior FellowDevon Herrick in the Houston Chronicle.

  • Jan 05, 2015

    Dallas’s Plastic Bag Ban Went Into Effect on January 1st, and Nobody Seems Happy About It

    Texas Monthly: The ban on plastic bags in Dallas will likely force shoppers to take their business elsewhere and cost shop owners money, according to a report by NCPA Senior Fellow Pam Villarreal cited in a Texas Monthly article.

  • Dec 30, 2014

    Competition Essential to Solving U.S. STEM Gap

    eSchool News: A serious education reform is necessary to have the impact required to effectively engage and educate American students, says NCPA Senior Research Fellow Lloyd Bentsen IV in eSchool News.

  • Dec 26, 2014

    The Six Deadly Dangers to the American Way

    BIZPAC Review: NCPA research on unfunded liabilities is cited in BIZPAC Review.

  • Dec 15, 2014

    Coordinated Care Increases Health Care Costs

    Heartland: Hospitals have been acquiring physicians’ practices in large numbers – with the blessing of the Affordable Care Act. This may facilitate care coordination – but unfortunately it does so at a higher cost to taxpayers according to NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick.   

  • Dec 12, 2014

    Growing number of restrictions in ACA drug coverage

    WFAA: The number of plans in the Affordable Care Act placing restrictions on prescription drugs is on the rise, says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in an interview with WFAA.

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