News from national center for policy analysis A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Nov 07, 2014, 09:45 ET
New NCPA CEO Allen West

Allen B. West Named CEO of National Center for Policy Analysis

The Board of Directors of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) has named Allen B. West as CEO of the 31-year old nonprofit, nonpartisan...

Oct 29, 2014, 09:47 ET
NCPA

"Lock-In" Program Could Solve Medicare Drug Fraud: NCPA

 Limiting drug-abusing patients to one doctor and one pharmacy for pain medication prescriptions could be the solution to Medicare drug abuse...

Aug 05, 2014, 10:32 ET
NCPA (PRNewsFoto/NCPA)

Abolishing Corporate Income Tax Benefits Workers: NCPA Report

Eliminating the U.S. corporate income tax would dramatically increase domestic investment, GDP, real wages, and national saving, according to a new...

Jun 20, 2014, 13:22 ET
NCPA (PRNewsFoto/NCPA)

NCPA Names Dennis McCuistion as Interim President and CEO

 The Board of Directors of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) has named former bank CEO and strategic business consultant Dennis...

May 29, 2014, 10:30 ET

The 8 Biggest Myths about ObamaCare: NCPA Report

While millions of Americans have already lost their health coverage due to ObamaCare, many more will see their health care disrupted as the new law...

May 22, 2014, 10:22 ET

Restrictive Regulations Put Specialty Drug Patients at Risk: NCPA Study

Many states have enacted drug regulations that force health plans to allow unqualified drug providers to administer specialty drug therapies,...

May 02, 2014, 13:24 ET

Leadership: A Solution To Bullying

 The following is an op-ed by Gen. Tommy Franks, U.S. Army, (Ret.): Since I retired, my wife Cathy, a professional educator, and I have...

Apr 23, 2014, 08:00 ET

Deadline Is May 9th For High School Students Applying To General Tommy Franks' Four Star Leadership Program

The May 9 deadline for applications to the General Tommy Franks' Four-Star Leadership Institute draws near for high school students seeking entry...

Feb 20, 2014, 10:00 ET
National Center for Policy Analysis.  (PRNewsFoto/National Center for Policy Analysis)

Most Popular Seniors' Medicare Drug Plans May be Banned by CMS

A new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposal would cause almost 14 million seniors to lose their Medicare Part D stand-alone drug...

Jan 06, 2014, 09:28 ET
National Center for Policy Analysis.  (PRNewsFoto/National Center for Policy Analysis)

NCPA Study: The Corporate Income Tax Could Be Replaced By A 9 Percent Rate on All Profits

Replacing the current 35 percent corporate income tax with a more broadly based rate of 9 percent would increase wages for all workers, increase...

Dec 11, 2013, 10:07 ET
National Center for Policy Analysis.  (PRNewsFoto/National Center for Policy Analysis)

Plastic Bag Bans Don't Save Cities Money

NCPA: Bag Bans Hurt Environment, Have No Impact on Costs Plastic bag bans hurt the environment and do nothing to decrease costs, according to...

Sep 30, 2013, 10:07 ET

Does it Pay to Move to Another State?

NCPA Online State Tax Calculator Computes Lifetime Benefit of Moving  Moving from a high-tax state to a low-tax state could save you...

May 06, 2013, 08:00 ET
Four Star Leadership with General Tommy Franks.  (PRNewsFoto/National Center for Policy Analysis)

Deadline Nears For Four Star Leadership Institute

 The May 15 deadline for nationwide applications to the prestigious Four Star Leadership Institute with General Tommy Franks is quickly...

Mar 07, 2013, 09:59 ET
National Center for Policy Analysis.  (PRNewsFoto/National Center for Policy Analysis)

Unnecessary Drug Regulations Hiking Rx Prices: NCPA Study

Patients Benefit from Competitive Rx Drug Marketplace As drug coverage increases as a result of expanded health insurance and Medicaid...

Feb 25, 2013, 15:24 ET
National Center for Policy Analysis.  (PRNewsFoto/National Center for Policy Analysis)

The Debate Over Raising the Retirement Age Should Account for Income Differences: NCPA

Over the past 30 years, life expectancy beyond age 65 for retiring men with below average income has risen only one year compared to an increase...

Dec 14, 2012, 12:16 ET

NCPA: Better Coverage Than Medicaid Available in Health Insurance Exchanges by 2014

 Many Americans just above the poverty level would get better access to higher quality health care by obtaining insurance in the health...

Sep 11, 2012, 10:17 ET

Baby Boomers Will Retire With Too Much Debt

Mortgage Interest, Longer Mortgages Hurt Savings Habits Baby Boomers are not saving enough for retirement because they are spending too much...

Aug 16, 2012, 08:30 ET

Plastic Bag Bans Create Economic Backlash

NCPA Study: Store Owners Report Loss in Sales, Employment A ban on plastic bags used by grocers and retailers can negatively impact sales...

May 01, 2012, 15:18 ET

Special Interests Hold Up Medicaid Drug Reform

NCPA Study: State Drug Fees Illogical  By obstructing state efforts to reform Medicaid drug programs, lobbyists drive up taxpayer...

Feb 29, 2012, 11:49 ET

U.S. Is Strangling R&D Growth: Lags Behind China and India

NCPA Report: Permanent, Higher Tax Credit Is Needed  The U.S. ranks 18th in tax credit per dollar of expenditures, lagging far behind...