Healthy People Needed to Make Obamacare Ponzi Scheme a Success

Town Hall: According to a commentary by NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick, Obamacare does nothing to mitigate rising health costs or to assure the quality of healthcare. Rather, it increases premiums for younger people by distributing the cost of healthcare burden to healthier enrollees who usually don’t reach their high deductibles.

Pell Grants and Prisoners

The states are looking for ways to reduce their prison costs. According to the National Association of State Budget Officers, the states spent over $52 billion on prisons in fiscal year …

The Economic Burden of Corporate Taxation

Executive Summary As other countries lower their corporate tax rates, U.S. corporations are reincorporating in lower tax countries (engaging in “tax inversions”) to reduce their tax burdens. Permanently eliminating or lowering the …

Refugee Terrorists

FOX & Friends Weekend: A solution in the Middle East depends on the strategic objective, whether it’s to defeat, degrade, or destroy ISIS, says NCPA President/CEO Allen West on Fox & Friends Weekend.


Syrian Refugees

On the Record: Specific, strategic steps by the United States and its allies are needed to combat terrorist groups in the Middle East, which may mean more aggressive military actions and more boots on the ground, said NCPA President/CEO Allen West in an interview with FOX News’ On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.

Allen West on U.S. ISIS Policy

Varney & Co.: NCPA President/CEO Allen West discusses U.S. policy toward ISIS on Varney & Co., calling for stronger leadership and for a clear plan. West says that the Paris attacks are causing a shift in public perception in favor of intervention in the Middle East, to ensure the future safety of American citizens.

Obamacare is Failing; Congress Should Put it Out of Its Misery

Townhall: “Obamacare is failing due to an adverse selection death spiral,” says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a Townhall commentary. “The vicious cycle of healthy individuals dropping coverage as their premiums rise too high compared to expected benefits is stymying 2016 Obamacare enrollment projections.”

Texas still falls short on coverage

The Dallas Morning News: With such high premiums and deductibles associated with many of the plans, healthy Texans are willing to face penalty fees rather than enroll on Obamacare, says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a story for The Dallas Morning News.

Leading Diverse Cities: Three Texas Mayors in Dallas Dec 4th

NCPA: What does it take to lead a diverse city like Irving, Corpus Christi, or Fort Worth? Three leading Texas mayors will share their thoughts on the rewards and challenges of leading fast-growing, diverse cities, while building their own businesses and engaging in their communities, at a National Center for Policy Analysis luncheon from12:00-1:30pm on December 4th in Dallas, Texas.

Dodd-Frank in the Congo

The consequences of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Protection Act can be felt as far away as the Congo. Buried deep within the massive regulatory package is a conflict minerals statute …

Jeb Bush's Plan to Reform Medicare

RealClearPolicy: “Jeb Bush’s Medicare-reform plan embraces changes that will protect and improve the program for current and future beneficiaries,” says NCPA Senior Fellow John R. Graham in a RealClearPolicy commentary. “His plan is to create tax allocation transparency and remove government-set premium bench marks.

Dodd-Frank Defending Against Another Financial Crisis…in the Congo?

Townhall: The conflict minerals provision tucked deep inside the gigantic Dodd-Frank Act requires manufacturers to determine their use of minerals sourced from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), namely tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold. These minerals can be found in an assortment of products like clothing, electronics and household goods. Why was a manufacturing regulation attached to a financial reform bill? To protect Main Street from Wall Street? Nope. To curb conflict in the Congo.

The Dark Specter of Vietnam

Townhall: NCPA President/CEO Allen West draws parallels between the Vietnam War and current U.S. military operations in the Middle East in a commentary, pointing out recurring policy flaws.

How a Simple Little Pill Ended Up Costing 99 Percent More Than Its Ingredients

The Healthcare Blog: “Pharmaceutical companies are repackaging cheap and readily available ingredients into combination drugs, and charging 99% more than they’re worth,” says NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick in a commentary for The Healthcare Blog. “The available ingredients are often available over the counter at a fraction of the cost, and could save consumers thousands of dollars.”