National Center for Policy Analysis

Do Bans on Plastic Grocery Bags Save Cities Money?

December 11, 2013

An examination of the bag bans and budgets for litter collection and waste disposal in San Francisco, San Jose, and the City and County of Los Angeles, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; and Brownsville and

How Differences in the Cost of Living Affect Low-Income Families

Lewis Warne, and Marcelo Ostria
November 12, 2013

In this policy analysis from NCPA, the authors note that in the United States, eligibility for government social benefits is based mainly on an absolute measure of poverty – the federal pover

The Health Exchange Marriage Penalty

Devon Herrick
November 7, 2013

Just as there are penalties in the tax code for couples who get married, financial penalties in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) also discourage couples from “tying the knot.” T

ObamaCare Is the Problem, Health Savings Accounts Are the Solution

July 10, 2013

In this issue brief, Peter Ferrara writes that HSAs and similar consumer-directed high deductible plans are spreading across the work force, and demonstrating a powerful capability to control risin

The Ups and Downs of Reverse Mortgages

Pamela Villarreal
June 11, 2013
The FHA insures reverse mortgages, which provides lenders with a strong incentive to issue them, because they can

The Patriot's Toolbox

October 1, 2010

Rarely have more people in the United States been so deeply concerned about the direction of their country as right now, in 2010.

Crisis of the Uninsured: 2007

Devon Herrick
September 28, 2007

Despite claims that the United States is experiencing a health insurance crisis, the proportion of people without insurance coverage has changed little in recent years.

Convenient Care and Telemedicine

Devon M. Herrick
November 1, 2007

Recent advances in information technology — the hardware and software systems used to record, store, process and transmit data — have created new opportunities for patients and doctors

Health Care for Hurricane Victims

Devon Herrick, Ph.D., and Pamela Villarreal
October 6, 2005

Families displaced by Katrina and Rita should have the opportunity to make their own decisions on how to rebuild their lives, including making their own health care choices.  By gi

Patients’ Right to Choose

Henry I. Miller
October 25, 2005
These are turbulent times for t
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