Testimonies and Speeches

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.

  • Jan 31, 2007

    Statement on Modern Families; Outdated Laws

    The most important problems faced by middle-income working families today are not problems that arise from the nature of our economic system.  Instead they are problems caused by outdated public policies. 


  • Jan 10, 2007

    Statement on Consumer Driven Health Care

    Health care is on a course to crowd out every other government program - from education and roads and bridges to Social Security and national defense.  And for the economy as a whole, health care is on a course to crowd.


  • Dec 06, 2006

    Climate Change and the Media

    There is an overwhelming bias today in the media regarding the issue of global warming.


  • Sep 26, 2006

    Statement on Health Savings Accounts

    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

    A New Frontier for Health and Human Services

    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.