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

Causes of the 2008 Financial Crisis
10 Feb 2016 07:00:58 CDT -

Experts point to a variety of issues that likely caused the 2008 financial crisis, such as modern banking practices, unethical behavior or government policy. The available evidence suggests, however, that a convoluted interaction between the public sector and private sector business was the primary culprit.

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Another $4 billion Lost to Federal Computer Science for All
10 Feb 2016 07:00:57 CDT -

President Obama's "Computer Science for All" (CS for All) initiative wastes another $4 billion, increases the role of the federal government in public education and adds more federal programs.

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Will Congress Fix the Electronic Health Records Fiasco?
10 Feb 2016 07:00:56 CDT -

There is some hope that Congress will fix — at least partially — the largely bungled Electronic Health Records (EHRs) deployment on which it wasted $30 billion since 2009. The Senate Health, Education & Labor Committee is considering a bipartisan bill to remove the regulatory burden of EHRs.

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Obamacare's Robin Hood Scheme and the Socioeconomics of Health
09 Feb 2016 07:00:55 CDT -

At its core, Obamacare is a health and income redistribution scheme. Healthy behaviors tends to rise with income and education. Obamacare regulations are designed to transfer some of the wealth (and health) of the healthier, better educated households to poorer, less healthy households through medical intervention. As a result, premiums are skyrocketing and the state and federal exchanges are descending into an adverse selection death spiral.

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Will the Labor Force Participation Rate Be Forever Low?
09 Feb 2016 07:00:54 CDT -

Despite President Obama's pride over January's 4.9 percent unemployment rate, the labor force participation rate is still gasping for breath. 95 million working age Americans are simply not working. Even worse, last quarter's unit labor costs increased while labor productivity (output per hour) fell.

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Huge Health Jobs Hike, Especially in Hospitals
09 Feb 2016 07:00:53 CDT -

The latest tepid jobs report was dominated by health services, which added 37,000 jobs in January. That is almost one quarter of all nonfarm civilian jobs added. Within health care, hospitals dominated, accounting for 24,000 of the 37,000 increase - almost two thirds. Hospitals are generally inefficient locations of care, so the pickup in employment in January is actually of concern because it likely indicates more expensive care.

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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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