NCPA Media: NCPA in the News
Jul 31, 2008
Four years ago, the hot new idea for reining in health costs was the health savings account, a savings vehicle tied to a high-deductible insurance policy and designed to make patients more responsible for - and more aware of - the expenses involved.
May 23, 2008
Work is good. The satisfaction that comes after a good day's work -- and seeing a tangible result -- is at the center of our identities.
May 21, 2008
Shock and awe - we are living it! We stand, mouth agape, staring at the pump - at $4 gallons and fast-emptying pocketbooks. Even worse, with crude oil already costing more than $120 a barrel, many predict this wave has yet to crest.
Mar 08, 2008
When I was president of the Dallas Fed, Alan Greenspan wouldn't let me, or other members of the Federal Open Market Committee (including himself), talk about the dollar. The dollar was so sacred, or so fragile, that only Treasury secretaries were allowed to discuss it -- but convention silenced them too.
Feb 23, 2008
Rarely in Washington does the president get to propose legislation that Congress is required to fast track. Such an opportunity exists right now, and it pertains to the most serious domestic policy problem this country faces: the rising costs of Medicare.
Feb 07, 2008
Between 1950 and 2000, the labor force participation rate of women between 25 and 55 years of age more than doubled. Today, more than 75 percent of these women are in the labor market. Less than 12 percent of mothers with children under age 6 were in the labor force in 1950. Today, more than 60 percent work outside the home.
Dec 20, 2007
Proposals to patch the alternative minimum tax by raising taxes on private equity partnerships don't consider the discouraging and harmful effects on productive economic behavior ("Bush to House: Fix alternative minimum tax," USATODAY.com, Dec. 8).
Dec 08, 2007
San Antonio retiree Larry Marley spent hours comparing his Medicare coverage options for 2008.