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.

  • Feb 17, 2014

    A Health Reform Republicans and Democrats Agree On

    Forbes: A fixed sum tax credit would eliminate ObamaCare’s perverse incentives and is a reform option both parties can agree on, writes NCPA President John Goodman in a Forbes column.


  • Feb 15, 2014

    Why the White House is Panicking

    Townhall.com: Goodman states that forcing workers to invest in health insurance they don’t need may end up costing people their jobs in a Townhall.com commentary.


  • Feb 11, 2014

    Krugman Plays a Mulligan

    The popular NYT columnist backtracks after CBO reports on ObamaCare and jobs.

    Psychology Today: Economist Paul Krugman is attempting to pull a “mulligan” with his latest post endorsing a CBO report estimating that ObamaCare will reduce the labor supply, says NCPA President John Goodman in a piece for Psychology Today.


  • Feb 05, 2014

    Are Young People Better Off Being Uninsured?

    Most young adults would be better off paying for health care out of pocket

    Psychology Today: Young people may be better off paying for health care on their own, says NCPA President John Goodman in a Psychology Today editorial.


  • Jan 30, 2014

    How the Left and the Right Talk about Inequality

    We face a growing divide—between how we look at wealth disparities.

    Psychology Today: Inequality doesn’t just happen – it happens for a reason, says NCPA President John Goodman in a piece at Psychology Today op-ed. Goodman examines the sources of inequality and identifies several key behaviors that make it nearly impossible to remain poor.  


  • Jan 24, 2014

    The ObamaCare Carnival of Perverse Incentives

    Wall Street Journal: With ObamaCare facing low youth enrollment and a possible insurance death spiral, NCPA President John Goodman exposes the program’s underlying problems.


  • Jan 23, 2014

    Why We Lost the War on Poverty

    Forbes: Despite spending trillions of dollars, America has made little to no progress in the War on Poverty. NCPA President John Goodman explains why.


  • Jan 17, 2014

    A Simple Alternative to the ObamaCare Mandate

    Washington Examiner: NCPA President John Goodman lays out the problems with ObamaCare – and offers his solutions.


  • Jan 14, 2014

    In Defense of Inequality

    Psychology Today: Dr. John Goodman discusses the benefits of inequality – and why we need it in today’s society.


  • Jan 08, 2014

    Medicaid Expansion Means More ER Visits

    In some places, traffic to emergency rooms has increased despite health reform.

    Psychology Today: The experiences of Massachusetts and Oregon demonstrate that bringing more people onto Medicaid will only increase emergency room visits, writes John Goodman.