Special Publications

The NCPA occasionally produces special publications, such as Briefing Books, Conference Proceedings and Copublications with other institutes. Studies by NCPA scholars published elsewhere are included by permission.

Temporary Extension of Tax Relief for 2011 and 2012
New Health Law Puts Seniors at Risk

Former Comptroller General David M. Walker, NCPA Senior Fellow Thomas R. Saving and NCPA President and Kellye Wright Fellow John C. Goodman held a briefing in Washington, D.C. on September 8, 2010.

What Does Health Reform Mean for You? A Consumer's Guide

A Better Health Care System?

Understanding Cap-and-Trade

There are a number of ways to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, if that is a worthwhile goal. Among the two most often discussed are a direct tax on carbon and "cap-and-trade." While economists g…

How We Got Well

Welcome to Future World, where the average income is $100,000 a year and people need only a 20-hour work week to earn it. Since the present day, medical science has progressed even faster than income.…

Perspectives on the Geographic Variation in Health Care Spending

Health care reform is definitely at the top of the domestic policy agenda. But before we move ahead on significant changes in the health care markets in the United States, it is critical that we flesh…

The Role of Health Care Spending in Projecting Federal Elderly Entitlement Spending

Spending on Medicare and Social Security is expected to grow considerably in coming years, commanding an increasing share of the nation's output. This study begins by comparing the long-run forecasts…

Health Care Reform: Do Other Countries Have the Answers?

Although national health insurance has considerable support within the medical profession, the degree to which patient empowerment, individual choice, competition, and market incentives are being cons…