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Replacing Obamacare With A Means-tested Tax Credit

Republicans in Congress may offer a means-tested tax credit to replace Obamacare. "Oh, the irony," exclaims one journalist: Don't those Republicans know Obamacare contains means-tested tax credits? It’s still Obamacare-Lite! No, it would not be, writes NCPA Senior Fellow John R. Graham...

Medical Tourism: An Odd Byproduct of High Drug Prices

On numerous occasions President Trump has lambasted drug companies for their high drug prices. He has suggested on more than one occasion Americans should be allowed to import medications from abroad where they are cheaper, writes NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick...

Why Do Late Middle-Aged Women Allow Obamacare To Gouge Them?

In February, Professor Mark Pauly of the Wharton Business School wrote a short article proposing reforms to individual health insurance, in which he reminded us the biggest premium hike in the market for individual insurance consequent to Obamacare was among women in their 60s, writes NCPA Senior Fellow John R. Graham...

Repealing Obamacare Will Create Jobs

Obamacare channeled billions of dollars out of the productive economy and diverted it towards a health-services sector that has become even more bloated than it was before 2010. Many new health jobs are paper pushers, not doctors and nurses -- not the kind of jobs we should be bragging about, writes NCPA Senior Fellow John R. Graham...

5 Reasons the US Should Defund the UN Palestinian Refugee Program

American taxpayers and the average Palestinian have virtually nothing to show for the millions provided to UNRWA. The U.S. government and others must demand new solutions, writes David Grantham and Calev Michael Myers...

Trump's First 30 Days: Implementing the Regulatory Reform Agenda

In President Donald Trump's "Contract with the American Voter" ("the Contract") -- the president's plan of what he promised to do to in his first 100 days in office -- a key component is a pledge to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses, their employees, and consumers, and there appears to be solid public support for this policy change, writes NCPA Senior Fellow Thomas Hemphill...

Louisiana Shows Coverage Does Not Equal Access

Louisiana has added 402,557 adults through Obamacare's Medicaid expansion as a result of Obamacare's expansion. However, only 62,742 received medical care as a result, writes NCPA Senior Fellow John R. Graham...

Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Health At High Risk of Abuse in Government Report

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published its biennial update of federal programs "that it identifies as high risk due to their greater vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement..." Healthcare programs feature high on the list, writes NCPA Senior Fellow John R. Graham...

Bloomberg-funded Soda Tax Study Does Not Answer the Relevant Questions

A new study on the effect of a countrywide soda tax in Mexico finds that the tax on sugary sodas and fruit drinks reduced consumption by consumers, particularly lower-income households. However, for proponents who want to use soda taxes as a tool to curb obesity, the study proves nothing, writes NCPA Senior Fellow Pamela Villarreal...

Health Spending and Prices to Rise Through 2025

Actuaries at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a government agency, have just updated their estimate of future health spending. Spending on Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance will increase faster than the recent past, making a mockery of Obamacare's claims, writes NCPA Senior Fellow John R. Graham...


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