The Obama Administration should focus less on putting a price on carbon this year and focus more on making energy cheaper and more accessible, according to NCPA Senior Fellow H. Sterling Burnett.
Devon Herrick disagrees with the latest Commonwealth Fund study in this Modern Healthcare article.
The Fort Worth Business Press reports on Devon Herrick's concierge medicine brief
Devon Herrick on the cost of unionizing the health care industry
A year ago the Waxman-Markey energy regulation bill passed the House. Now before the Senate is the Kerry-Lieberman energy regulation bill, which includes many of the same damaging provisions–government control of many aspects of energy generation, distribution and prices.
There are a number of ways to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, if that is a worthwhile goal. Among the two most often discussed are a direct tax on carbon and "cap-and-trade." While economists generally agree that the most direct, efficient and transparent way to reduce emissions is to tax carbon production directly, the bills before Congress and ideas being promoted by the Obama administration pursue emission reductions through a cap-and-trade mechanism.
National Review online is featuring the Health Wonk Review Blog.
The regulatory reform bill currently before Congress will supposedly impose financial reregulation, reversing the alleged deregulation of the past 30 years. What deregulation? Can anyone point to the removal of a particular legal or regulatory barrier in the last two decades as a cause of the recent financial crisis? If so, will the new legislation restore this barrier?
John Graham's analysis of the Medicare "doc fix" is written up in The Hill.
Sterling Burnett discusses the New Orleans Judge's decision to block the offshore drilling moratorium on the Lars Larson Show.
Congress will solve none of the fundamental Medicare cost problems with the "Doc Fix" extension, according to a new National Center for Policy Analysis Report.
Due to the approaching expiration of the Bush tax cuts and expected increases in future tax rates, individuals who plan to convert to a Roth IRA should do so this year instead of waiting.
In order to prevent a one-fifth drop in the fees physicians receive under Medicare, Congress is proposing another in a series of temporary fixes. The American Medical Association (AMA) engaged in an expensive lobbying campaign to implement the so-called "doc fix" for Medicare Part B, but Congress is unlikely to permanently solve the problem.
In the Weekly Standard, Devon Herrick looks at how health care reform will change individual coverage.
John C. Goodman comments at the National Journal's blog on the health care 'grandfather rules' recently designated by the Obama administration.
At The Health Care Blog, Dr. Goodman explains why for-profit health care systems are more effective.
More people are likely to turn to the emergency room for their health care and they are likely to do so more frequently under the new health reform legislation. This finding is surprising because an oft repeated argument for insuring the uninsured is that it will allow people to seek less costly and more accessible care elsewhere.
Millions of Americans are saving for retirement in 401(k)s and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). These accounts allow people to invest pretax dollars, but require them to pay taxes on their deposits and accumulated earnings at the time of withdrawal. By contrast, a Roth account allows people to deposit after-tax dollars, but withdraw the accumulated balances tax-free.
Greg Wilkinson, Co-Chairman, Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors, Ltd. Greg Wilkinson, a lifelong Dallas resident, has been in the construction business since 1971 and a registered professional engineer in Texas …
On June 10, by a 53-to-47 vote, Senate Democrats defeated a bipartisan effort to halt the attempt by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Obama administration to mount a regulatory takeover of the U.S. economy.
Dallas -Today's vote on Sen. Lisa Murkowski's (R-Alaska) proposal to block EPA regulation on climate change could strike a blow for the rule of law by reestablishing Congress' sole jurisdiction over interstate commerce, according to H. Sterling Burnett, Senior Fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis.
Besides a police station, the safest place in America on April 19 would likely have been any of the numerous Patriot's Day rallies held around the country where thousands of people, many carrying firearms, celebrated the opening shots in America's war for independence.
NCPA research plays a key role in the development of telemedicine services.
NCPA's Pamela Villarreal tells the Investment Advisor about a recalculation provision in the Social Security code that allows retirees to retire early and still receive full retirement benefits.
The long-term care entitlement program established by the recently passed health law will go the way of Medicare and evolve into an unfunded liability, according to a new report from the National Center for Policy Analysis. The New Long-Term Care Entitlement