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.

Small Business and Employee Retirement Savings Plans

Over several decades, employer-provided pension plans have played a diminishing role in employees retirement incomes. ?"Defined benefit" plans provide a post-retirement income based on a worker's earn…

Repeal and Replace: 10 Necessary Changes

There are 10 structural flaws in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Each is so potentially damaging, Congress will have to resort to major corrective action even if the critics of the ACA are not involved…

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…