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Clinton's Tax Plan Won't Just Hurt High Income Earners

The distributional effects of Hillary Clinton's proposed tax plan will negatively affect even the lowest income earners, according to a new NCPA/Beacon Hill Institute analysis...

Hillary's Tax Plan Will Cost Everybody, Not Just the Rich

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has proposed a number of changes to the income tax code, targeted mainly at high-income earners. The tax changes would have little impact on 90 percent of the population in terms of tax liability. However, households in the top ten percent of the income distribution, who currently pay 53 percent of all federal taxes, would pay 80 percent of the additional tax collected, according to an NCPA analysis...

How New Cold World Order Threatens Humanity

The greater concentration of power in the hands of those cold to human suffering may bring the world to a humanitarian tipping point, writes NCPA Senior Fellow David Grantham...

The Economic Effects of the Clinton Tax Proposal

Compared with other presidential election year cycles, the 2016 campaign takes place in a period of perplexingly slow economic growth. Secretary Hillary Clinton's tax proposal, the center of her campaign's fiscal policy, stresses fairness. To reach "broadly shared prosperity," in this slow-growth environment, the Clinton tax proposals seek to promote growth and equity by shifting the tax burden to high-income taxpayers, writes NCPA Senior Fellow and Beacon Hill Institute Executive Director David Tuerck...

Hillary Clinton's Tax Plan under the NCPA's Model of the U.S. Economy

Under Hillary Clinton's tax plan, the economy will perform worse than the Congressional Budget Office estimates, according to NCPA Senior Fellow Pamela Villarreal...

The Administration Believes Obamacare's Costs Went Down!

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has just made the remarkable claim that medical costs paid by health insurers operating in Obamacare's exchanges declined in 2015 from 2014. In fact, the average Obamacare premium increased 5.2 percent in 2015, more than employer-sponsored coverage, writes NCPA Senior Fellow John R. Graham...

Do You Have A "Right to Shop" For Health Care?

Anyone who has undergone a medical procedure knows it is very difficult to figure out how much an insured patient will pay out-of-pocket. This has led to a bunch of state laws attempting to impose "price transparency" on medical providers, which do not work. A new proposal would legislate a "right to shop," writes NCPA Senior Fellow John R. Graham...

Incentives Matter: Medicare's Hospital Readmission Penalties Are Having An Impact

In 2012, Medicare began to penalize hospitals which had too many readmissions. For a small number of targeted conditions, the program compares actual readmissions within 30 days to what an acceptable readmission rate should be. Evidence so far suggests reducing readmission was low-hanging fruit, writes NCPA Senior Fellow John R. Graham...

The Dead-Weight Cost of Obamacare's Confusing Tax Credits

Obamacare's tax credits (which reduce premiums) for Obamacare coverage phase out in such a way that beneficiaries face very high marginal income tax rate hikes at household incomes up to 400 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. However, even those who increase their incomes despite the higher tax burden face the hassle of figuring out how much they owe in tax and premium at the end of the year. This imposes a dead-weight loss on the economy, wasting people's time and energy writes NCPA Senior Fellow John R. Graham...

Brexit and American Opportunities

Some believed the British exit from the European Union to be a calamitous economic event. However, the referendum actually provided the United States with several opportunities to improve its economy and security, writes NCPA Research Associate Luke Twombly...


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