Crisis of the Uninsured: 2007

Despite claims that there is a health insurance crisis in the United States, the proportion of Americans without health coverage has changed little in the past decade. The increase in the number of uninsured is largely due to immigration and population growth — and to individual choice.

Disability System Sorely In Need Of Reform

The number of workers receiving disability in the U.S. is growing so rapidly that these benefits are now the fastest rising component of Social Security spending – growing at nearly twice the rate of retirement benefits, according to a new analysis from the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).

HSA Plans Gain Popularity As Premium Costs Rise

About half of all employers are expected to soon offer Health Savings Account (HSA) plans to their employees. This projection offers the best hope for restraining runaway health care costs, according to John Goodman, president of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).

SCHIP Expansion: Robin Hood In Reverse

As both chambers of Congress prepare to vote on the expanding the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), the National Center for Policy Analysis notes this expansion will be costly for children, seniors and the poor.

Linda Chavez

NCPA Economic Policy Forum & Author Luncheon – Chair, Center for Equal Opportunity, syndicated columnist and political analyst.

Trade Is the Best Aid for Africa

The 48 countries south of the Sahara desert in Africa make up the most impoverished and diseased region of the world. Although wealthy countries have poured more than $450 billion of development assistance (in 2003 dollars) into the region since 1980, nearly half the population lives on less than $1 per day, the average life expectancy is only 46 years and nearly one-third of children are underweight and malnourished. Despite its noble intent, aid has not rescued Sub-Saharan Africa from poverty. In many cases, it has undermined development, propped up dictators and fueled corruption.

Chill Pill

There is both global warming and global cooling on the planet Earth. There always has been and there always will be, because temperature change is cyclical: The Earth's temperature oscillates …

Time Is Money

We all know that time is money. When we are young, most of us have more time than money, and we're eager to exchange the former for the latter. As …

Handbook on State Health Care Reform

Reforming health care is one of the great challenges facing our country today. Based on our experience, true transformational reform must begin in state capitols, not in the halls of Congress.

The Alternative Minimum Tax Threatens Middle-Income Families: A Fair and Equitable Tax Policy Would Solve the Problem

Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, thank you for this opportunity to submit testimony on methods to achieve a fair and equitable tax system. My testimony draws heavily from research conducted by scholars at the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), particularly from NCPA Brief Analysis numbers 537, 571, and 588 – all of which can be found at the website.

Current Ozone Standards Already Working

H. Sterling Burnett, Senior Fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis(NCPA), testified today at an EPA public hearing on setting national ambient air quality standards for ozone levels. Burnett told the panel that due to technological improvements and the EPA's existing standards, Ozone levels have decreased and will continue to do so.

Integrated Disability and Retirement Systems in Chile

People are living longer and healthier lives, yet disability benefits are the fastest growing portion of social security expenditures in the United States and many other countries.  What can be done to restrain the rising cost of disability?  Chile may have found a partial answer. 

Bad for Species, Bad for People: What’s Wrong with the Endangered Species Act and How to Fix It

The Endangered Species Act (ESA), passed in 1973, was designed to recover species to a level at which they are no longer considered endangered and therefore do not require the Act's protection.  Unfortunately, the law has had the opposite effect on many species.  The ESA can severely penalize landowners for harboring species on their property, and as a result many landowners have rid their property of the species and habitat rather than suffer the consequences.