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The "Unaffordable" Care Act Turns Six

This week marks the sixth anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). But it's hardly anything to celebrate...

Differentiated Instruction is Still Politically Correct

The new Federal law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), is very likely more of the same and thus ESSA has a very low upside...

CBO: Obamacare's Uninsured Up 5 Million, Medicaid Dependents Up 16 Million Since Initial Estimate

The Congressional Budget Office has significantly reduced estimates of Obamacare's benefits, relative to CBO's estimates published in 2010, when the law was signed...

A "Free Health Clinic" for Montana State Employees

Montana's 11,000 state workers, retirees and their dependents now have a "free" employee health clinic. The state believes it can reduce costs because the facility doesn't have a "markup"...

Where is the Stock Market Panic Now?

Saving enough for the golden years becomes much more difficult when savers' actions are influenced by emotional news headlines and not rational, long-term planning...

Taxpayer Subsidized Coverage Rising

According to a new report by the Congressional Budget office, health coverage paid for by U.S. taxpayers is expect to rise over the next 10 years...

Should Tipping Be Abolished?

Tipping opponents do not seem to appreciate the economics of tipping. Tipping has economic advantages for everyone concerned: restaurant owners, their customers, servers and other workers, writes NCPA Senior Fellow Richard McKenzie...

Gross Domestic Product: Health Services Spending Significantly Up

There is no health spending slowdown, according to NCPA Senior Fellow John R. Graham...

Available and Off-Limits Offshore U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Resources

Close to 87 percent of all federally controlled offshore acreage is off-limits to oil and natural gas development, writes NCPA Senior Research Fellow Lloyd Bentsen...

Two Thirds of Patients' Hospital Debts Unpaid

When it comes to getting money from patients directly, hospitals are hopeless, with two thirds of their accounts receivable remaining unpaid...


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