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.

Pros and Cons on Public Policy: Debate the issues at Helium.com

Should the government control healthcare? Does it really pay to save for retirement? Is Michael Moore right about the U.S. healthcare system? Issues raised at NCPA can now be debated live at Helium.co…

How Parents Can Protect Their Kids against Staph Infections

The threat of drug-resistant bacteria infecting schoolchildren has been scaring parents
across America, after a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
made national headlines.  H…

Goodman Health Plan

To confront America's health care crisis, we do not need more spending, more regulations or more bureaucracy. We do need people, however, including every doctor and every patient. All 300 million Amer…

Expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program

On October 3, President Bush vetoed a bill passed by Congress to expand funding for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) by $35 billion, paid for with a $0.61 tax on cigarettes.  The…

The 2007 Trustees Report

The Current State of Social Security and Medicare

The High Cost of Failing to Reform Public Education in Texas

This study documents the public costs of high school dropouts in Texas and examines how school choice could provide large public benefi ts by increasing graduation rates in Texas public schools. It ca…

Statement on HSAs - Goodman's Testimony before the Senate Finance Committee

Government at all levels in the United States currently spends about 7.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) on health care, mainly on Medicare and Medicaid.  Yet Christian Hagist and Laurence J.…

Medicaid Reform Service Center

This covers the goals, needs, and background of the Medicade Reform Service Center.