QualityHealth: NCPA Senior Fellow Devon M. Herrick outlines strategies for avoiding unexpected medical fees in a QualityHealth interview.
Forbes: In a Forbes commentary, NCPA Senior Fellow Bill Conerly outlines the three rules of thumb when dealing with a big customer.
The Dallas Morning News: The landscape has changed for Obamacare, and repeal or reform could be on the horizon, says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a Dallas Morning News article.
The Cap Times: Health savings accounts would empower employees and retirees, giving them more control over their health care dollars, says NCPA Senior Fellow John R. Graham in an article at The Cap Times.
The White House Bulletin: Americans could save nearly $2 billion a year if Federal and state taxes on over the counter medications were repealed, says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in The White House Bulletin.
Americans spend nearly $3 trillion annually on medical care. Nearly one-third of health care spending is on hospital care, and an additional one-fifth of health care dollars are spent on physician care. By contrast, drugs are a bargain at only about 10 percent of medical spending.
Over the next few years, the population of 85-year-olds in Wisconsin will grow more than 3 percent a year, faster than the U.S. average of around 2 percent. This means an increasing need for long-term care and future challenges in funding it.
Many state and local public employee pension funds are struggling to make up large gaps in their funding — which cratered in the aftermath of the 2008-2009 recession. The one exception is Wisconsin, which, through responsible management of Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) finances, has successfully maintained close to full funding of its retirement system since 2001.
Heartland: Low reimbursements are nothing new for Medicaid providers, says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a Heartland article.
NCPA:With the cost of Wisconsin’s public employee health and retiree benefits on the rise and a population “aging in place,” Wisconsin must continue to proactively search for efficient ways to provide public services. The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) and Wisconsin’s own John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy will outline Wisconsin’s options for reducing costs and improving benefits in policy briefings in Madison and Milwaukee, Wednesday, November 19th and Thursday, November 20th, respectively.
Sioux City Journal: Plastic bag bans cause employers to lose business and lay off employees, according to a National Center for Policy Analysis study featured in a Sioux City Journal op-ed.
One News Now: The most common exemption to the Obamacare penalty is probably hardship, says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a One News Now article.
NCPA: Washington Examiner Chief Political Correspondent Byron York will analyze the impact of the 2014 midterm elections – and what they could mean for the next presidential race – in Dallas on Tuesday, December 2nd, as part of the National Center for Policy Analysis’ Hatton W. Sumners Distinguished Lecture Series.
NCPA: If implementing Common Core means suspending teacher accountability, the standards will be a disservice to both our children and our education system, according to a new report by National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Research Fellow Lloyd Bentsen IV and Research Associate Helm MacNeil Dobbins.
NCPA: To update today’s NCPA Common Core report, National Center for Policy Analysis Interim President and CEO Dennis McCuistion recently interviewed a panel of experts on the formation and implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). CCSS, the experts say, were initially created to ensure consistent, high standards across states and provide clear expectations so all students, regardless of where they live in the US, graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career and life.
Bill Gates said that education reform is more difficult than eradicating polio, malaria or tuberculosis. He supports all of these causes, but the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Initiative that he helped spearhead is coming under increasing criticism.
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One News Now: Individuals who signed up for insurance during the previous enrollment period with have to renew or choose a different plan during the upcoming enrollment period, says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in an article at One News Now.
Newsmax: The Supreme Court’s decision to hear the challenge to Obamacare’s subsidies only adds to the current confusion, says NCPA Senior Research Associate Ann Purvis in a Newsmax article.
CNS News: If the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare subsidies, insurance costs will skyrocket, warns NCPA Senior Research Associate Ann Purvis in a CNS News article.
The Palm Beach Post: Former Congressman Allen West will leave Florida to head the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis, reports The Palm Beach Post.
NCPA: The Board of Directors of the National Center for Policy Analysis has named Allen B. West as CEO of the 31-year old nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy think tank.
The Washington Times: The Republican’s midterm victories could signal renewed hope for the Keystone XL Pipeline, says NCPA Senior Research Associate Lloyd Bentsen IV in an article at The Washington Times.