Free-Market Health Care Policy: Unique, One-of-a-Kind Solutions
For nearly three decades, the NCPA has worked with the nation's top health policy scholars to solve our most intractable health policy problems. Our solutions empower patients, liberate doctors and encourage competition in the medical marketplace.
Health Savings Accounts
More than 25 million families are using this NCPA idea to manage some of their own health care dollars. By allowing patients to control and manage their own health care dollars, consumer-directed health plans help individuals become more conscientious consumers of health care.
NCPA Health Reform Agenda
This Congressional Brief details practical steps Congress can take to repeal Obamacare and replace it with an innovative, affordable, patient-centered health care system.
Health Reform Through Tax Equity
Spending on health care and health insurance should receive the same tax treatment regardless of where it is purchased. A tax credit that was universally available, refundable, advanceable and risk-adjusted would allow any individual or family, regardless of income, to purchase the kind of health care they prefer and need.
Fix Veterans Health Care
- Mental Health and the Veteran Suicide Epidemic
- Integrating Electronic Health Records
- Mismanaging Hospital Construction
- Transforming Veterans Health Care
- The VA Health Care System
What States Can Do
- Seek waivers instead of expanding Medicaid
- Avoid costly drug plan regulations
- Offer competing, privately managed Medicaid plans
- Broaden use of telemedicine
- Increase the scope of physician extenders
NCPA Alternatives to Obamacare
16 recommendations for reform to increase flexibility in health plan design; for tax fairness regardless of where Americans get their health coverage; increase access to primary care by removing barriers to innovative medical practices and services; reform of hospital regulations to better serve patients; reduce costs through price transparency to boost competition and innovation in medical services and prescription drugs; strengthen Medicare, Medicaid and Veterans Health that better serve the needs of patients; and changes in the financing of medical care so that individuals have control over their health care dollars and the means to pay for medical care over their lifetimes.
Comparing International Health Systems
How does the U.S. system compare to the health system of other countries? Contrary to what you may have heard, U.S. spending on health care isn’t a drag on the economy. NCPA scholars have produced a thorough review of the literature to complement our book, Lives at Risk.
A Unique Approach to Our Four Biggest Challenges
- Rising costs
- Inadequate quality
- Insufficient access to care
- The lack of a real market for health insurance
- Better Manage Seniors Health Care
- Make Medicare Better
- Reform Medicaid
- Improve Long-Term Care
- Reform Malpractice to Reduce Medical Errors