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 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.

  • 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.