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.

  • 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.

  • Mar 17, 2015

    National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone - NCPA Comments

    A domestic energy boom means nothing if the economy cannot rise with it — over a trillion dollars of estimated regulatory burden directly burdens job markets and wage growth. The American voters are clear: the economy and jobs remains their top concern; elected officials need to begin representing their constituents.

    Read full comments.

  • Mar 17, 2015

    Roll Back the Federal 10-Year Strategic Plan for Health Information Technology - Statement for the Record

    America’s Health IT Transformation: Translating the Promise of Electronic Health Records into Better Care

    The attempt to get medical providers to adopt EHRs has proven expensive, unproductive and potentially harmful, leading to the conclusion that the federal government should play a minimal role in guiding HIT over the next decade.

    Read the full testimony.

  • Feb 11, 2015

    Pam Villarreal Statement to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources

    "Challenges Facing Low-Income Individuals and Families in Today’s Economy"

    During a time when people reflect on the struggles and accomplishments of African-Americans over many decades, many agree that “more can be done” to ensure economic opportunity for all Americans.  But the demand that the “more” must be done by government through a stronger safety net, wealth redistribution and mandated equality measures overshadows the years of evidence that more often than not, government programs fail.  Over the past 30 years, NCPA has published a number of studies describing the effects. Many of these efforts discourage wise choices, limit educational opportunities and create burdensome regulations that hinder entrepreneurship.

    Read the full testimony.