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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...

Arne Duncan: Common Core Now Letter of the Law and Can Be Implemented

The federal government now has the ability to implement Common Core, according to former Education Secretary Arne Duncan...

The Doctor Will See You Now?

There is extensive evidence that telemedicine offers quality care on par with routine in-person visits, is well-received by patients and providers, and delivers considerable cost-savings...

Don't Get Caught in the FSA Use-It-Or-Lose It Rush

Most employers place a December 31st deadline on spending funds in Flexible Spending Accounts, explains NCPA senior fellow Devon Herrick...

A Nevada Benchmark for ESA-Driven Transformational Change

The Friedman Foundation has benchmarked the Nevada school system so we’ll know the effect of the Nevada Education Savings Account law...

Unpopular Individual Mandate Fails To Make People Buy Obamacare Coverage

The New York Times reports that a number of relatively high-income earners are choosing to remain uninsured, or even drop Obamacare coverage, and pay the fine instead...

Patients are Becoming Price Sensitive but only Because Obamacare Destroyed Their Insurance

Paying for medical bills out of pocket is a problem because health care providers do not use prices to compete for the patronage of price-sensitive shoppers, writes NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick...

Washington Update: A Review of 2015 and a Preview of 2016

From Washington, D.C., NCPA Legislative Director Brian Williams reviews a year of changes....

To Control Drug Prices, Pursue Fraud, Not Manufacturers

There is a better way to control escalating drug costs that by trying to control drug prices...


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