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.
Sep 26, 2006
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. Kotlikoff have shown that if benefits expand at the rate of the past 30 years and if the population ages the way demographers predict, government health care spending will equal one-third of national income by mid-century, when today's college students reach the retirement age.
Jul 26, 2006
The new Texas integrated eligibility and enrollment system is a good program, based on sound policy, and should continue its course to improve the ways over three million Texans apply for and receive social services.
Jul 19, 2006
Questions Surrounding the "Hockey Stick" Temperature Studies: Implications for Climate Change Assessments
There are serious questions about the "hockey stick" and the reliability of the conclusions that many have used to propose environmental policies to control global temperature.
Jun 28, 2006
Ideal reform in this country would allow unlimited contributions to HSAs and permit such accounts to wrap around third-party insurance - paying for any expense the insurance plan does not pay.
Mar 15, 2006
Will consumers some day be able to shop for health care the way they shop for groceries? As farfetched as that idea may seem, some believe it will become a reality.