NCPA Media: NCPA in the News

  • Aug 28, 2005

    Salary rankings watched closely by districts

    According to one study by a Dallas-based think tank, when the cost of living is factored in, teachers in Fort Worth and the surrounding suburban school districts are among the highest-paid in the nation.


  • 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.



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