NCPA Commentaries by John C Goodman

Dr. John C. Goodman, President and founder of the NCPA and Kellye Wright Fellow, is known as the father of Health Savings Accounts and was dubbed by National Journal as "a winner of the devolution derby." He is one of the nation's leading health economists and health policy experts. Dr. Goodman regularly briefs members of Congress on these issues and is the author of nine books.

  • Apr 01, 2013

    To Improve Healthcare, Liberate Nurses

    Oregon offers a good example for states to follow

    Psychology Today: Allowing nurse practitioners to practice and diagnose simple and routine health problems will improve the healthcare system, says NCPA President John C. Goodman.


  • Mar 25, 2013

    Why Do Some States Spend More on Health Care?

    Health Affairs Blog: A new NCPA study explores how healthcare spending varies widely among different states, says NCPA President John C. Goodman and Senior Fellow Thomas Saving.


  • Mar 25, 2013

    Healthcare Insurers' Incentives to Get Worse and Worse

    The ACA will intensify the problem of perverse incentives

    Psychology Today: In his latest Psychology Today post, NCPA President John C. Goodman says that “virtually all employers and group insurers have perverse incentives to attract the healthy and avoid the sick.”


  • Mar 20, 2013

    A Better Way to Encourage Private Health Insurance

    Let's remove the unfairness created by counterproductive tax subsidies

    Psychology Today: In his latest Psychology Today post, NCPA President John C. Goodman suggests “the federal government should offer people the same tax relief for the purchase of health insurance, regardless of where it is obtained.


  • Mar 16, 2013

    Bait and Switch

    Townhall.com: The Obama administration has been promising benefits that it cannot pay for including health care and the Affordable Care Act, says NCPA President John C. Goodman.


  • Mar 13, 2013

    Obamacare Subsidies Create Perverse Incentives

    Millions of workers will lose their employer health plans

    Psychology Today: The Affordable Care Act does not promote subsidies that encourage economic growth but incentives to remain dependent on the federal government, says NCPA President John C. Goodman.


  • Mar 07, 2013

    The Cruel Things President Obama Is Doing To The Labor Market

    Forbes: With the recent passage of the Affordable Care Act, employers are now subject to regulations that will hurt the labor market, says NCPA President John C. Goodman.


  • Mar 04, 2013

    How Obamacare Will Affect Immigrants

    Psychology Today: In his latest post, NCPA President John C. Goodman says that legal resident aliens who make below 133% of the poverty level will be able to obtain highly subsidized insurance that low-income US citizens cannot purchase.


  • Mar 02, 2013

    How Liberals Live

    Townhall.com: NCPA President John C. Goodman says that there is very little in common with wealthy and poor liberals in his latest Townhall.com post.


  • Feb 20, 2013

    Obamacare's Marriage Penalty

    Subsidies in the exchanges will treat two singles better than one married couple

    Psychology Today: The Affordable Care Act offers perverse economic incentives for married couples, says NCPA President John C. Goodman in his latest Psychology Today commentary.