NCPA - National Center for Policy Analysis
NCPA - National Center for Policy Analysis
Barry is a Senior Economist with the National Center for Policy Analysis, one of the most influential think tanks in America today.

The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization, established in 1983. The NCPA's goal is to develop and promote private alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector. Topics include reforms in health care, taxes, Social Security, welfare, criminal justice, education and environmental regulation.

NCPA Motto - Making Ideas Change the World - reflects the belief that ideas have enormous power to change the course of human events. The NCPA seeks to unleash the power of ideas for positive change by identifying, encouraging, and aggressively marketing the best scholarly research.

Daily Policy Digest

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Daily Policy Digest

The Federal Reserve and Sound Money
04 Feb 2016 07:00:58 CDT -

A gold standard would take away the ability of the U.S. Federal Reserve to manipulate the market. After years of toying with key interest rates and expanding the money supply in the banking system, it is time to consider a return to a standard that would limit government monetary abuse.

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Affordable Health Plans Have Gone Extinct; Obamacare Killed them Off
04 Feb 2016 07:00:57 CDT -

The Affordable Care Act was designed to force most Americans to buy something unaffordable so a few high-cost individuals can get coverage for less than they otherwise would. The result is that the Obamacare exchange has become a high-risk pool for people who are poorer or sicker than average. As the evidence shows, this strategy doesn't work; insurance is not a one-size-fits-all product. Insurers need the flexibility to allow people to purchase coverage that meets their needs and their budget.

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Cruz's Victory Against Ethanol Cartel
04 Feb 2016 07:00:56 CDT -

Ted Cruz won a major battle against the ethanol cartel in Iowa on Monday night. He plans to slowly end the Renewable Fuel Standard, a program that has already failed in many ways.

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U.S. Inequality, Fiscal Progressivity and Work Disincentives
03 Feb 2016 07:00:55 CDT -

While many debate the degree of income inequality in the United States, there is far less inequality in spending power due to the benefit transfers, such as Medicaid and food stamps, in the U.S. fiscal system. However, this fiscal redistribution generally comes with very high work disincentives for households of all ages, regardless of income class, according to Boston University professor Laurence Kotlikoff.

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Ted Cruz and Health Reform
03 Feb 2016 07:00:54 CDT -

Senator Ted Cruz has won the Iowa Republican caucuses. Over the weekend, Chris Wallace of Fox News challenged Cruz on his proposal "to sell health insurance across state lines," citing research published by NCPA that concludes federal action to mandate this would be ineffective. In fact, Cruz' actions on health reform have been superior to many of his colleagues.

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Health Construction Collapses in December
03 Feb 2016 07:00:53 CDT -

Construction of new health facilities collapsed in December, shrinking 3.2 percent since November, while other construction eked out growth of 0.2 percent. Over the last twelve months, health facilities construction starts have lagged other construction significantly, suggesting health systems are pessimistic about their ability to extract further revenue from the system.

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Health Policy Digest

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Consumer Driven Health Care

Health Care Reform Tax Will Hurt Franchisees
04 Oct 2011 12:43:58 GMT - When the employer mandates go into effect in 2014, many franchised businesses will be motivated to reduce the number of locations and move workers from full-time to part-time status...


Saving Jobs from Health Reform's Harmful Regulations
04 Oct 2011 12:43:58 GMT - If the rate of health care cost growth had not exceeded general inflation, a typical family would have had $545 more per month in spendable income instead of $95 -- a difference of $5,400 per year...


Does Health Insurance and Seeing the Doctor Keep You Out of the Hospital?
04 Oct 2011 12:43:58 GMT - Gaining health insurance and using more primary care services leads to more hospitalizations as a result of physicians' discretionary decisions regarding aggressive and intensive treatment...


The Case for Competition in Medicare
04 Oct 2011 12:43:58 GMT - A well-functioning marketplace would set in motion the forces needed to transform American medical care into a model of efficient patient-centered care...


Potential Effect of Health Care Reform on Emergency Department Utilization Not Clear
04 Oct 2011 12:43:58 GMT - In 2010, 71 percent of emergency physicians said that they expected emergency department visits to increase due to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act...


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