John C. Goodman, PhD.
President & CEO
Kellye Wright Fellow
John C. Goodman is president and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis and author of the new book, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis. He is widely known as the "Father of Health Savings Accounts" and Modern Healthcare named him as one of four people who have most influenced the modern health care system. He is also the Kellye Wright Fellow in health care. The mission of the Wright Fellowship is to promote a more patient-centered, consumer-driven health care system.
He frequently testifies before Congress on health care reform and retirement topics and is the author of more than 50 published studies and 10 books, including Lives at Risk: Single Payer National Health Insurance Around the World; Leaving Women Behind: Modern Families, Outdated Laws; and the trailblazing Patient Power: Solving America’s Health Care Crisis, the condensed version of which sold more than 30,000 copies.
Dr. Goodman regularly appears on the FOX News Channel, CNN, FOX Business Network and CNBC. He was a debater on many of William F. Buckley’s Firing Line programs. He is also a frequent editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal, the Health Affairs blog, and Townhall.com.
Dr. Goodman's health policy blog is one of the most popular health policy blogs and it is the place where pro-free-enterprise, private sector solutions to health care problems are routinely vetted by experts from across the political spectrum.
Dr. Goodman was the lead expert in the NCPA’s grassroots public policy campaign, "Free Our Health Care Now," an unsurpassed national education effort to communicate patient-centered alternatives to a government-run health care system. The initiative resulted in the largest online petition ever delivered to Capitol Hill.
Dr. Goodman became interested in economics and classical liberal ideas while an undergraduate at the University of Texas at Austin, where he became vice president of the student body. He is a crossword puzzle aficionado, and most days he is able to conquer the puzzles in The New York Times in ink.
He received his Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University, and has taught and done research at Columbia University, Stanford University, Dartmouth College, Southern Methodist University and the University of Dallas.