NCPA Media: NCPA in the News
Apr 11, 2005
After six years of double-digit rate increases, fewer companies are paying the full bill for insuring their employees as more consider plans that put patients in charge of their medical spending.
Apr 06, 2005
GROWING numbers of policy analysts and politicians are saying that it may finally be time to consider a value-added tax as part of our federal revenue system. In years past, I would have been in the forefront of those denouncing the idea. But now, reluctantly, I have joined the pro-V.A.T. side. Here's why.
Mar 27, 2005
John Goodman, the father of health savings accounts, has embarked on another crusade. He wants a new form of corporate medical insurance that goes with employees who leave their jobs or get fired.
Mar 21, 2005
PRESIDENT BUSH'S bipartisan tax-reform commission had its first meeting. Much of the discussion focused on taxing consumption instead of income as a way of increasing saving and investment. It was all very polite and, you won't be surprised to hear, no one said anything shocking. And that, if you think about it, is a little amazing: It wasn't so long ago that consumption taxes were highly controversial. Anyone suggesting a reform that got away from taxing income or capital would have been ignored, if not shouted off the dais.
Mar 12, 2005
As politicians slam around President Bush's controversial proposal to create private accounts in Social Security, conservative think-tankers are quietly contemplating similar plans for Medicare.