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SOTU: Gitmo, Cuba and the Surrendering of America

Surrendering Gitmo and restoring relations with Cuba, and ignoring the free-market movement growing in Latin America all seems like a strange way to build U.S credibility in Latin America says NCPA Senior Fellow David Grantham...

Washingon Update

NCPA Legislative Director Brian Williams brings updates from Washington last week...

Trouble Paying Medical Bills: 2015 vs. 2005

Despite a massive expansion of government spending on health care, the proportion of working-age Americans having trouble paying medical bills is unchanged over the past ten years...

No Child Left Behind, now Every Child Succeeds Act, Lacks Accountability

With new assessment flexibility, the Every Student Succeeds Act eliminates traditional yearly student assessment tests, the only way to keep teachers accountable, writes Lloyd Bentsen IV...

Health Insurers Collapsing Obamacare Consensus

The health insurance industry is undergoing a crisis of consensus on how to respond to the failure of Obamacare, writes John R. Graham...

The Dance Continues: Changing the Locus of Political Control Mostly Misses the Point

We have yet to learn the key lesson of failed attempts to significantly improve the school system, writes John Merrifield...

The "Unaffordable Care Act" Causing High Medical Bills for Insured People

A recent survey found 20 percent of families with insurance still struggle to pay medical bills...

The North American Free Trade Agreement and Mexican Monopolies

The promised economic benefits of NAFTA have not been fully realized, writes NCPA Research Associate Hector Colon...

Know Your Plan: HSA vs. FSA

NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick outlines the importance of knowing your health plan and ways to keep from leaving money on the table at the start of the New Year...

Education Department Runs 'Second Chance' Pell Pilot for Prisoners

The Department of Education's new push to extend Pell Grants to students incarcerated in state or federal prisons may be costlier and less effective than the vocational training programs already in place...


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