The Economic Effects of Repealing the Affordable Care Act

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently analyzed the effect of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act on federal revenues and the uninsured. There was much hype about their conclusions that 24 million people would be added to the ranks of the uninsured (although about 14 million of those would choose not to buy insurance because they would no longer be forced to). Also, federal deficits would fall by $337 billion over 10 years. However, the CBO did not measure the economic effects of repealing some of the most burdensome aspects of Obamacare, which would create hundreds of thousands of jobs and increase Americans’ personal incomes.

Economics of the 2016-2017 Debate Topic: U.S. Relations with China, Mixing Cooperation with Competition

There is no more important bilateral relationship than that between the United States and China. Yet the Congressional Research Service warns that ties have “become increasingly complex and often fraught with tension.” Relations appear likely to become even more fractious with the election of Donald Trump as president. Every four years the People’s Republic of China (PRC) becomes a presidential election issue, but Americans deserve a better explanation of the importance of U.S.-China political and economic relations than candidates’ sound-bytes.

Antiquities and Conflict: Changing Military Strategy

Once treated as purely a criminal problem, the looting and sale of illicit antiquities has recently become matter of national security. The frequent contact between the U.S. military and non-state actors, namely Islamic terrorist organizations, demands a doctrinal change in how military strategy accounts for cultural heritage. The U.S. government and the Department of Defense should give greater precedence to the protection of movable cultural heritage in wartime in order to diminish the capabilities of terrorist organizations who remain the preeminent threat to the safety and security of the United States.

The Economic Effects of the Clinton Tax Proposal

Taxes impinge on individual and business decisions to work, save and invest. Using a dynamic computable general equilibrium model that we created for the National Center for Policy Analysis (the “NCPA-DCGE Model”), we simulate the effects on the U.S. economy of the tax proposal advanced by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The plan will generate $615 billion in tax revenue over 10 years. It will exert moderate negative impacts on output, investment, overall employment and household well-being. We briefly compare our findings with other published estimates and contrast the methodology underlying our model with that of other models.

NCPA Alternatives to Obamacare

Goals of Health Reform Health reform must replace Obamacare with increased flexibility in health plan design; tax fairness regardless of where Americans get their health coverage; increased access to primary care …

Principles of the Flat Tax

Today’s graduated income tax system is a morass of deductions, exemptions, allowances, credits and other loopholes: Every year U.S. taxpayers pay an amount equal to 30 percent of total income …