Testimonies, Speeches and Comments

The NCPA has a highly effective office in Washington, D.C. that sponsors Capitol Hill briefings, conferences and testimony by NCPA experts before congressional committees. The NCPA serves as a source of "outside the Beltway" thinking for Capitol Hill deliberations.

  • Jul 22, 2015

    Texas is Working to Protect the Electrical Grid Against Natural or Man-Made Electromagnetic Pulse

    Chairman Johnson, Senator Carper and members of the committee, thank you for the opportunity to submit written comments about securing the electrical grid against solar storms and electromagnetic pulse.  I am Allen B. West, president and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).  We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization dedicated to developing and promoting private alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector.  The NCPA is headquartered in Dallas, Texas...

     

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  • Jun 17, 2015

    Letter to the Republican Study Committee regarding the American Health Care Reform Act

    Dear Representatives Flores, Roe and Scott,

    On behalf of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), I offer my heartfelt thanks to you and the Republican Study Committee for your work on the American Health Care Reform Act.

    The American Health Care Reform Act lays out vital ideas and solutions that Congress must draw upon to solve the perverse problems that were created by the so-called Affordable Care Act (ACA)....

    Read the full Letter here.


  • Jun 17, 2015

    Letter to Representative Tom Price regarding the Empowering Patients First Act

    Dear Dr. Price,

    On behalf of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), I extend to you my sincere thanks for your work on the Empowering Patients First Act. Above and beyond others in the House, you were one of the first members to introduce a bill that repeals and replaces the so-called Affordable Care Act (ACA). And you’ve stuck with it, updating and reintroducing the Empowering Patients First bill in every Congress since then...

    Read the full Letter here.

     


  • May 19, 2015

    Medicare Fraud: Moratoria Miss the Mark

    Improving Competition in Medicare: Removing Moratoria and Expanding Access

    Medicare fraud is a serious problem. The Medicare bureaucracy has the power to impose moratoria on new providers in geographic or program areas it deems susceptible to fraud. However, preventing new competitors from providing Medicare benefits reduces competition and cannot reduce fraud by incumbent providers. A better way would be to give Medicare beneficiaries a financial interest in combatting fraud.

    Read the full Testimony here.

     


  • Apr 29, 2015

    Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship

    Protecting Small Business from the Effects of Obamacare: Opportunities after King v. Burwell

    Chairman Vitter and members of the committee, thank you for the opportunity to submit written comments about the challenges small businesses face from Obamacare and choices that Congress must make after the Supreme Court rules in the King v. Burwell case. I am John R. Graham, a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis. We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization dedicated to developing and promoting private alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector.

    Read the full testimony.