Policy Reports

NCPA studies generally break new ground on policy issues. A study seeks to cast new light on an issue and to stimulate policy-makers and others to think of new, innovative solutions to the problems associated with the issue. Studies may combine several elements of analysis, including original research, reviews of academic literature, creative approaches for solving public policy problems, and economic modeling.

1 The Trump Administration’s Attempt to Slow Obamacare’s Collapse through Rulemaking

Obamacare is enrolling too many sick people and too few healthy ones to prevent a death spiral. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a unit of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Serv…

1 Reforming the Social Security Appeals Process

In 2015, about 12 million workers and their dependents received Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. While this is slightly fewer than the 12.1 million beneficiaries in 2014, benefici…

1 A New Budgeting Approach for the Defense Department
1 Capping Copays Will Raise Premiums and Drug Prices
1 The “Doc Fix” Is In: An Initial Assessment of Medicare’s New Rule over the Practice of Medicine
1 E-Prescribing: A Commonsense Solution To Opioid Abuse that Is Being Ignored
1 How to Pay for Medicare
1 Should Tipping Be Abolished?