NCPA Media: NCPA in the News

  • Oct 01, 2003

    Have employees control health care spending

    Personal health accounts are the future of health insurance. Like other forms of employer-sponsored health coverage, employers make deposits into accounts for employees, but they also purchase a low-cost, catastrophic (major medical) health insurance with a high deductible for the employee.


  • Oct 01, 2003

    Supply-side recognizance

    One of the rare civil criticisms I got came from my friends at TAPPED, the Web log of the liberal American Prospect magazine. Their point is that Mr. Krugman was justified in his attack because supply-siders have no academic allies, despite a large number of conservative economics professors. "Supply-side ideas simply won't stand up under scrutiny," TAPPED wrote.


  • Sep 30, 2003

    National Post - September 30, 2003

    Contrary to a widespread misconception promoted by Princeton economist Paul Krugman and others, supply-siders have academic allies. Take, for example, a recent paper from the International Monetary Fund, An Analysis of the Underground Economy and Its Macroeconomic Consequences. "Our model simulations show that in the absence of budgetary flexibility to adjust expenditures, raising tax rates too high drives firms into the underground economy, thereby reducing the tax base."


  • Sep 29, 2003

    Consumers can keep prescriptions within reach

    While President Bush and Congress tussle over the details of legislation that would introduce drug benefits to Medicare, seniors and those without private insurance continue to pay a heavy price for their medications. The insured, too, are paying more as companies shift more costs to employees.


  • Sep 25, 2003

    Czech list for reform

    When Vaclav Klaus was inaugurated as president of the Czech Republic in March, he declined to deliver his first address from a balcony of the spectacular old palace overlooking the square.


  • Sep 24, 2003

    Liberals Against Choice

    Lenin once said that he would rather have everyone in Russia die of hunger than allow free trade in grain. That pretty much sums up the thinking of Sens. Ted Kennedy (D., Mass.) and Arlen Specter (R., Pa.). They and other liberal school-choice opponents are now lining up to filibuster a bill that would give some 2,000 low- and middle-income students in the District of Columbia $7,500 vouchers to attend the private or parochial school of their choice.


  • Sep 15, 2003

    Tuition plus tilt

    This is the time of year when millions of parents send their children off to universities. Unfortunately, one price of getting one's children into a top school these days is that they may be subjected to four years of liberal propaganda.


  • Aug 28, 2003

    Who's got the power?

    A century ago, and more, we knew where our power came from. Burning logs in a wood stove, burning coal in a steam engine: They were smoky, filthy, parts of our daily lives. Now, the closest most Americans get to the sources of their light, heat, and locomotion are three-pronged plugs and self-serve gasoline.