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.

  • Jun 24, 2009

    Health Information Technology: What’s the cost to small businesses?

    Madam Chairwoman and members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to join in the debate as you consider different options for  adopting health information technology (HIT) and the implementation of policies in the American Recovery and...

  • Jun 23, 2009

    Health Care Reform: Do Other Countries Have the Answers?

    The health care systems of all developed countries face three unrelenting problems: rising costs, inadequate quality, and incomplete access to care. Much analysis published in medical journals suggests that other countries have found superior solutions to these problems. This conclusion is at odds with economic research that is published in journals physicians seldom read, using methodologies that are unfamiliar to physicians.

  • Apr 13, 2009

    EPA Considers California Greenhouse Gas Waiver

    The National Center for Policy Analysis appreciates the opportunity to comment on the President's request to the EPA to reconsider its previous denial of California's 2005 Waiver of Federal Preemption under Section 209(b) of the Clean Air Act. We would like to take this opportunity to caution EPA Administrator Jackson against reversing the denial of the request made by former EPA Administrator Johnson in 2008.

  • Apr 02, 2009

    Making Health Care Work For American Families: Saving Money, Saving Lives

    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. Every American must be free to use their intelligence, their creativity and their innovative ability to make the changes needed to create access to low-cost, high-quality health care.

  • Mar 31, 2009

    Empowering Patients and Improving Public Health

    Public health plays an important role in our overall health care system.  Several significant achievements are directly attributable to public health.  For instance, the response to the London cholera epidemics of the late 1800s is a well-known, classic example of public health.  In that case, no single individual had an incentive to bear the full cost of repairing sewer lines that were leaking into the water supply because all the costs would be borne by the repairer, while the benefits would accrue to community at large.  Thus, keeping community water supplies free from sewage contamination became a public health matter, as opposed to a private health matter.