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

Large Insurer May Exit Exchange: The Exchange System is Collapsing Under its Own Weight
25 Nov 2015 07:00:58 CDT -

Insurers selling exchange plans are suffering adverse selection due to the perverse regulations which make health coverage a bad deal for all but the sickest enrollees. The largest health insurer in America, UnitedHealth Group, announced it expects to lose $500 million on next year and may exit the market in 2017. Gouging healthy people so runaway costs are covered is not the solution. Why not scrap the perverse ACA regulations.

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The Refugee Problem is a National Security Problem
25 Nov 2015 07:00:57 CDT -

Resettling Syrian refugees in the United States poses a national security risk. With ISIS infiltrating refugee populations and a vetting process that lacks adequate information, the danger towards Americans is simply too great to accept thousands of refugees, writes NCPA Senior Fellow David Grantham...

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An Education Freedom Index Calculator: An Important Measure of Central Control
25 Nov 2015 07:00:56 CDT -

We can now measure centralization (political vs. market control) of school system policymaking. Visits to the website will help us research the importance of market control, writes John Merrifield.

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Tobacco: Top User of Agriculture Guest Worker (H-2A) Visa Program
25 Nov 2015 07:00:55 CDT -

According to the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of Foreign Labor Certification program, alone, the number of H-2A visa holders in agriculture has risen nearly 35% in the past decade. Tens of thousands of agriculture guest workers are designated to work in tobacco while food products go unharvested.

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The Economic Burden of Corporate Taxation
24 Nov 2015 07:00:54 CDT -

Reducing the U.S. corporate income tax would draw financial capital into the United States, while increasing wages and production, according to a new report by Beacon Hill Executive Director and National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow David Tuerck and Beacon Hill Institute's James Angelini. The current corporate tax rate raises the cost of capital, diminishes investment, and reduces economic outputs and living standards -- all while failing to bring in a significant source of revenue for the U.S. government.

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Pell Grants and Prisoners
24 Nov 2015 07:00:53 CDT -

Correctional education and vocational training programs have been shown to save money over the long term by reducing recidivism. The U.S. Department of Education recently began allowing postsecondary institutions to receive Pell Grants for distance learning students in federal or state prisons through an experimental program. But this experimental program may be costly and less successful than traditional vocational training programs.

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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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