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 06, 2011

    Entitlement Reform: What Next?

    National Review Online - The Republicans have no plan to insure the uninsured. How do I know that? A New York Times editorial told me. So did Ezra Klein, writing in the Washington Post. But wait. Didn't John McCain have such a plan during the last presidential election?


  • Mar 28, 2011

    Ponzi Schemes

    Townhall.com: Jack Lew is lucky he isn't in prison. Were he representing a private pension fund and if he made the sort of statements he made in USA Today the other day, he might well be sharing a cell with Bernie Madoff. So who is Jack Lew? And what did he say?


  • Mar 25, 2011

    Is Medicaid Real Insurance?

    Kaiser Health News: As governors across the land struggle with fiscal pressures and pepper the federal government with requests to scale back Medicaid – many people are losing sight of the fact that health care reform (what some call ObamaCare) requires a huge expansion of Medicaid.


  • Mar 24, 2011

    Why Is There A Problem With Health Care Quality?

    Health Affairs Blog: Go to the web site of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and you will learn that DMC facilities rank among the 'nation's best hospitals' by U.S. News & World Report and that they have won other awards. The DMC has some of the 'best' heart doctors; it is 'tops' in cancer care; and it ranks among the 'nation's safest hospitals.'


  • Mar 22, 2011

    Repeal Is Perfect Present For ObamaCare Birthday

    Investor’s Business Daily - Anniversaries are usually a time for celebration, but the one-year anniversary of ObamaCare is nothing to celebrate.


  • Mar 11, 2011

    Pilot Programs: A Waste of Money

    TownHall.com: President Obama has repeatedly given us his vision of how to lower the cost of health care and raise its quality: Find out what works; then get everyone else to copy it. Toward that end, the administration is making millions of dollars available for pilot programs and demonstration projects. Will any of this work?


  • Jan 25, 2011

    What Will President Obama Say About Medicare?

    Kaiser Health News: When President Barack Obama addresses the nation in his State of the Union message, the big topic on the minds of many in the public policy community will be out of control entitlement spending. Will the president follow the lead of Christine Romer, the former head of his Council for Economic Advisors, and endorse the recommendations of his own bipartisan deficit commission, chaired by former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., and former Clinton White House aide Erskine Bowles? Or will he punt?


  • Jan 21, 2011

    Employers As Doctors

    Health Affairs Blog: John Goodman explains value-based health insurance benefits and economic incentives


  • Jan 18, 2011

    What Most Needs Repealing and Replacing

    The Health Care Blog: John Goodman's proposal on fixing the ten biggest flaws in the health care reform law.


  • Jan 17, 2011

    Opposing view on health law: High labor costs = fewer jobs

    USATODAY: Is the health reform program a job killer?  John Goodman and the USA Today Editorial Board take either side in today's "Opposing View."