Reforming Medicare

How can we control the rising cost of Medicare? Fortunately, there are an enormous number of people who have answers. These include most of the 44 million enrollees, 650,000 doctors and 30,000 facilities participating in Medicare. In fact, almost everyone who has contact with the system can produce examples of waste and inefficiency that could be eliminated

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Next Stop, France

By comparison with what's to come, $790 billion is small change.

Last month Barack Obama became the new president of the United States, a president with a different set of beliefs and perspective about how our country should, function, change and–hopefully–prosper. The last president with such vision (although from a different perspective) was Ronald Reagan, who according to most scholarly surveys was one of the best presidents in America's history.


With U.S. President Barack Obama visiting Canada today just as the market is threatening to fall to new lows, it's worth looking at some of his ideas to reform Social Security and the American retirement system.

Who Decides the Health Care You Need?

The new federal health council created to oversee medical treatments will promote government rationing of health care, a practice pioneered by Oregon, according to the National Center for Policy Analysis.  

The future of health insurance

It's hard to find anyone who likes America's health care system, including John Goodman, president and founder of the National Center for Policy Analysis. But you'll never find Goodman saying that health care is better in places like Europe, where socialist governments provide "free" universal health care for everyone.

GOP Stimulus Playbook Useless in Health Care Battle

Mitt Romney arrived at the House Republicans' late-January retreat to a room that hardly needed a pep talk. Their vote against the Democrats' Economic Recovery Act had revved them up; all Romney needed to tell them was that they "stood strong," and that their fellow Republicans stood proud. Romney, who'd testified at the sole House Republican hearing on the stimulus, urged them to take one step further.

NCPA Internships and Junior Fellowships

The Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation Internship Program was established to develop the next generation of liberty-minded leaders and entrepreneurs. The project assignments cover fascinating areas including policy research, leadership …

Policy Achievements

Americans have invested more than $225 billion in Roth IRAs, an NCPA-originated idea. Since deposits are made after tax and withdrawals are tax-free, these accounts are protected from future tax …

NCPA Programs

NCPA Projects In Action Tax and Retirement Policy Reform Distinguished Fellow Robert D. McTeer, Jr., has been a leader in promoting pro-growth reforms as the NCPA spokesperson on economic and …

Gen. Tommy Franks

CEO, Franks and Associates  Tommy Franks was born in Wynnewood (pronounced “Winnywood”) Oklahoma and grew up in Midland, Texas where he graduated from Robert E. Lee High School one year …

Christa Bieker

Policy Analyst Christa Bieker is a policy analyst with the National Center for Policy Analysis.  In this role she provides resources and topic analysis for NCPA's Debate Central web site …

Greg Scandlen

Greg Scandlen is the founder of Consumers for Health Care Choices, a non-partisan, non-profit membership organization aimed at empowering consumers in the health care system.

Philip K. Porter, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow Philip K. Porter is a professor of economics at the University of South Florida and Director of the school’s Center for Economic Policy Analysis. He has authored numerous articles …

Laurence Kotlikoff, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow Laurence J. Kotlikoff is Professor of Economics at Boston University, Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Fellow of the Econometric Society, a former member of the …

Estelle James, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow Estelle James is a consultant to the World Bank, USAID and other international organizations. Previously she was Lead Economist at the World Bank and Director of the Bank’s flagship …

Michael L. Davis, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow Michael L. Davis is a lecturer in economics and finance in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, where he teaches graduate classes in managerial economics, game …

Michael Bond, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow Michael Bond is a professor of finance at Cleveland State University. His work on health care policy reform has received national attention and appeared in a wide range of …