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Monday, May 6, 2013
Streamlined ObamaCare Application Leaves Program Open to Insurance Fraud
By NCPA @ 10:09 PM :: 2743 Views :: Health Care

Coming to Hawaii this fall....

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Sunday, May 5, 2013
Campaign Finance Regulations Fail to Curb Public Corruption
By NCPA @ 10:30 AM :: 2648 Views :: Ethics

...the first systematic evaluation of the effects of campaign finance laws....

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Comparing the House, Senate and Obama Budget Plans
By NCPA @ 11:06 AM :: 3347 Views :: National News

For the first time in four years, the House of Representatives and the Senate have passed their own budget plans....

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
States Could Push Part-Time Employees Into Obamacare Exchanges
By NCPA @ 8:35 AM :: 4295 Views :: Health Care, Labor
Washington state lawmakers have found a creative way of transferring a large chunk of their health care expenses into the health exchanges....
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Friday, April 26, 2013
The Impact of School Vouchers on College Enrollment
By NCPA @ 8:40 AM :: 4008 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education

... African American college-enrollment increased by 24 percent ....

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Will the Number of Uninsured Rise Under ObamaCare?
By NCPA @ 10:42 AM :: 3333 Views :: Health Care

...the massive law that was enacted to solve the problem of the uninsured in America is more likely to worsen it....

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Reasons to Reject the Law of the Sea Treaty
By NCPA @ 10:35 AM :: 5143 Views :: National News, World News

LOST is essentially a new world government of the sea that redistributes wealth and seeks to control supply and demand of oceanic resources....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Young Adults on Parents' Health Plans Cost More
By NCPA @ 3:34 PM :: 2695 Views :: Health Care

Under the Affordable Care Act, children up to the age of 26 years can stay on their parents' health insurance plan....

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Monday, April 15, 2013
The Obama Budget's Economic Message
By NCPA @ 2:23 PM :: 1854 Views
The latest budget does not balance and was released far too late for it to matter....
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Monday, April 15, 2013
Cost of Health Insurance Exchanges Shoots Up
By NCPA @ 2:22 PM :: 2514 Views :: Health Care
As installation of the exchanges becomes more complicated, the cost of the exchanges has risen rapidly over the last year....
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Thursday, April 11, 2013
States Show Folly of Energy Mandates
By NCPA @ 1:21 PM :: 2846 Views :: Energy

The increased energy costs produced by renewable mandates are passed along to consumers in the form of higher utility bills....

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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Countdown to Climate Change: It's Only 297 Years Away!
By NCPA @ 12:12 PM :: 4072 Views :: Energy, Environment

Climatologists have suffered numerous blows to their reputation as evidence continues to emerge about data altering and a plethora of half-truths used as propaganda....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Hydraulic Fracturing Could Jumpstart Economy
By NCPA @ 1:09 PM :: 3235 Views :: Energy

...The reduction in natural gas prices has also led to decreasing electricity prices ....

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Friday, April 5, 2013
Department of Energy Awarding Billions in Energy Subsidies Despite Sequester
By NCPA @ 12:23 PM :: 3995 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

More than $1.2 billion in cash payments has been awarded to renewable energy projects since the beginning of the year....

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Friday, April 5, 2013
Civilian Doctors Wary of Accepting Military's TRICARE
By NCPA @ 11:16 AM :: 3497 Views :: Health Care

An estimated 620,000 Pentagon health care recipients struggle to find private doctors who will accept them as patients ....

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Thursday, March 28, 2013
LOST at Sea: Why America Should Reject the Law of the Sea Treaty
By NCPA @ 10:31 AM :: 4552 Views :: World News
The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, referred to as LOST, is an international treaty governing maritime law....
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013
ObamaCare: Drastic Payment Cuts or Ballooning Deficit
By NCPA @ 2:26 PM :: 2977 Views :: Health Care

If Congress alters the health care law's payment cuts to doctors and hospitals, costs could skyrocket....

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Hawaii Scores ‘F’ on Health Care Price Transparency Laws
By NCPA @ 2:36 PM :: 5266 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hawaii Does Not Have A Single Health Care Price Transparency Law....

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Monday, March 18, 2013
Affordable Care Act Application Long and Cumbersome
By NCPA @ 3:18 PM :: 3116 Views :: Health Care

Emerging new details about the application process for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) suggest that applying for benefits will be an onerous and grueling process....

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Friday, March 15, 2013
Reason: Case for Universal Preschool Lacks Compelling Evidence
By NCPA @ 12:59 PM :: 2747 Views :: Education K-12

Evidence from Oklahoma and Georgia, two states that adopted universal preschool in the 1990s, suggests that Obama's plan to expand preschool would have few meaningful effects....

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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Medicaid Expansion Is the Wrong Move
By NCPA @ 1:59 PM :: 3012 Views :: Health Care

By 2021, 46 percent of all Americans will be dependent on the government for their health care....

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Many Patients Object to Focusing on Costs
By NCPA @ 3:37 PM :: 2721 Views :: Health Care

The study shows that many patients believe that medical decisions should not consider financial costs but only consider health....

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Green Cars: Not So Clean After All
By NCPA @ 3:32 PM :: 5787 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tax Credits

...It costs 30,000 pounds of carbon-dioxide emission to produce an electric car, equal to about 80,000 miles of travel....

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Sequester Cuts Highlight Government Inefficiency
By NCPA @ 4:04 PM :: 3526 Views :: National News

...the public is supposed to believe that public agencies are so inefficient that a 1 percent cut in resources would trigger horrendous consequences but a 1 percent increase in taxes on individuals would be inconsequential....

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Medicare Advantage Cuts under ObamaCare Will Affect Low-Income Seniors Most
By NCPA @ 3:44 PM :: 4201 Views :: Health Care

Low-income seniors will see an estimated 7 percent to 8 percent reduction in their Medicare Advantage benefits in 2014....

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Monday, March 11, 2013
Fracking Could Reduce Budget Deficit
By NCPA @ 4:34 PM :: 4142 Views :: Energy, Economy

America is set to become a net natural gas exporter by 2020 and virtually self-sufficient in energy by 2035....

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Friday, March 8, 2013
ObamaCare Insurance Plans Will Be Bare Bones – And Expensive
By NCPA @ 2:26 PM :: 3154 Views :: Health Care

In the 1990s, insurance schemes pushed managed care and restricted networks. Some evidence suggests that insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act will be equally restrictive and paltry....

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Monday, March 4, 2013
How Liberals Live
By NCPA @ 1:20 PM :: 6702 Views :: Democratic Party, Land Use, Cost of Living

The Democratic Party has two reliable groups of adherents: the rich and the poor...Both groups have little use for the middle class....

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Monday, March 4, 2013
Mismanaged Federal Properties Cost Taxpayers Billions
By NCPA @ 1:13 PM :: 4581 Views :: National News, Land Use

Across the country, more than 75,000 buildings sit vacant or underutilized....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Politico: Is President Obama Telling the Truth about Sequestration?
By NCPA @ 1:57 PM :: 7737 Views :: National News, Taxes, Obama

... agencies cannot give a clear answer on how they arrived at their numbers. Congressional appropriations committee aides say they cannot fact check the administration's estimates ....

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Monday, February 25, 2013
Exchanges and The Future of Free Market Health Care
By NCPA @ 1:35 PM :: 3487 Views :: Health Care

There is a way to use health insurance exchanges to both reform our health care entitlements and reduce premiums for those with private insurance. This transition could take four steps....

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Monday, February 25, 2013
NYT: Digital Shift Swells Profits for Electronic Medical Record Industry
By NCPA @ 1:33 PM :: 3413 Views :: Health Care

...the largest digital records companies like Allscripts, Cerner and Epic Systems have generated enormous profits and Wall Street-style executive pay because of the legislation they supported financially....

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Friday, February 22, 2013
Regulations Slow Beneficial Natural Gas Exports
By NCPA @ 1:53 PM :: 3212 Views :: Energy

Despite a surplus of LNG, the Department of Energy (DOE) is delaying the authorization of export licenses....

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Thursday, February 21, 2013
Federal Government Releases List of Health Benefits Insurers Must Offer
By NCPA @ 12:57 PM :: 3430 Views :: Health Care

The Obama administration issued its long-awaited final rule on essential health benefits that insurers must offer consumers in the individual and small-group market beginning in 2014....

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Hospitals Chase Medicare Performance-Based Bonuses
By NCPA @ 2:33 PM :: 4327 Views :: Health Care

$964 million in fiscal year 2013 will be withheld from more than 3,000 hospitals....

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Balance of Trade Best in Years -- Fracking Cuts US Oil, Gas Imports
By NCPA @ 2:34 PM :: 4339 Views :: Energy, Economy

The electricity that is produced from natural gas is 43 percent the cost of solar power, 68 percent the cost of wind power and 57 percent the cost of biomass....

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Monday, February 18, 2013
Health Insurance Exchanges Create State Problems
By NCPA @ 2:41 PM :: 4300 Views :: Health Care

The exchanges create the appearance of private-sector delivery but instead create politically favored monopolies....

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Thursday, February 14, 2013
What’s Wrong with Pay for Performance?
By NCPA @ 2:49 PM :: 6336 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

Medicare will begin adjusting payments to physicians based on “the value of the care provided” in 2015....

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Thursday, February 14, 2013
Sin Taxes: A Questionable Source of Revenue
By NCPA @ 2:36 PM :: 4027 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...lobbyists are relied upon heavily to vie for the interests of the higher-income consumers and producers, leaving the burden of the new tax to lower income consumers who cannot afford representation....

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Thursday, February 14, 2013
MSN: Solar Energy: Dirtier Than We Think
By NCPA @ 2:30 PM :: 3532 Views :: Energy

More than 46 million pounds of waste was generated from solar companies in California between 2007 and mid-2011....

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Monday, February 11, 2013
Defensive Medicine May Be Costlier Than It Seems
By NCPA @ 12:17 PM :: 3080 Views :: Health Care

...states that have enacted malpractice reforms experienced a mere 2 percent to 5 percent reduction in health care spending compared to states that have not....

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Friday, February 8, 2013
College Need Not Be Expensive
By NCPA @ 12:52 PM :: 3585 Views :: Higher Education

In light of these trends, some states like Texas, Florida and Wisconsin are considering the $10,000 college degree....

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Friday, February 1, 2013
Some Families to Be Priced out of Health Overhaul
By NCPA @ 12:59 PM :: 4259 Views :: National News, Health Care

IRS regulations issued Wednesday failed to fix the problem as liberal backers of the president's plan had hoped, says the Associated Press....

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Left’s War on, well, Everything! Science, the economy and humans
By NCPA @ 2:56 AM :: 5257 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Economy

...liberals are increasingly shedding their humanist pretentions and showing (their true) misanthropic nature....

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Friday, January 25, 2013
Secrecy in Public Union Collective Bargaining
By NCPA @ 12:44 PM :: 5239 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

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Friday, January 18, 2013
A Health Scare for Small Businesses
By NCPA @ 2:20 PM :: 5340 Views :: National News, Health Care, Small Business

Many small-business owners haven't yet realized that the way they structure their firm in 2013 could determine their status under the law in a year's time....

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Friday, January 18, 2013
Public-Private Partnerships Could Keep State Park Gates Open
By NCPA @ 2:16 PM :: 6233 Views :: Environment, National News, Hawaii State Government

Thousands of developed U.S. Forest Service recreation areas have utilized this PPP model successfully for more than 25 years....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Privitization: Post Office to be Replaced by 'Hybrid Model'
By NCPA @ 12:18 PM :: 5637 Views :: National News, Office of Elections

Attention Hawaii: Can this 'hybrid model' be trusted with Vote-by-Mail?

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Disease Management Programs Don't Work
By NCPA @ 6:30 PM :: 5483 Views :: National News, Health Care

According to the data, there were no decreases in emergency admissions or inpatient charges....

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Friday, January 11, 2013
The Anti-GMO Reactionaries
By NCPA @ 12:18 PM :: 3533 Views :: GMOs

Interest groups often react too quickly to scientific advancement and discovery, creating a negative public perception that inhibits further research and development....

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