NCPA Media: NCPA in the News

  • Dec 28, 2006

    Health Insurance's New Wave And the Man Behind the Plans

    If you struggled with the choice of a newfangled highdeductible health insurance option during open enrollment this fall, you can thank -- or perhaps curse -- conservative economist John C. Goodman for the experience.

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  • Nov 30, 2006

    Half in New Health Plans Want to Switch, Poll Shows

    People in a new kind of health plan that makes consumers pay for a bigger share of their care appear to be more costconscious than those in traditional plans, but half say they would switch if they had the chance, according to a survey released yesterday. The survey of 1,389 people by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation found that 71 percent of those in the new "consumer-directed health plans" said the policies prompted them to consider cost when seeking health care, compared with 49 percent of those with more traditional employer-sponsored coverage.

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  • Nov 26, 2006

    Another Latin failing

    We are suffering from a national pandemic of ignoratio elenchi. That's a Latin term. In short, it means "ignorance of proof." In long, it's "a fallacy of logic of supposing a point proved or disproved by an argument proving or disproving something not at issue." Now, some folks actually are ignorant of the proof - - and of the truth. But others, who know better, exploit the masses' ignorance to profit either personally or for "their cause," or both.

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  • Nov 22, 2006

    Myths pump up ranks of America's uninsured

    About 47 million Americans lack health insurance, according to the most recent Census Bureau report. The annual report is an opportunity for pundits to deplore well, deplore what exactly?

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  • Nov 16, 2006

    Another Latin failing

    We are suffering from a national pandemic of ignoratio elenchi. That's a Latin term. In short, it means "ignorance of proof." In long, it's "a fallacy of logic of supposing a point proved or disproved by an argument proving or disproving something not at issue."

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