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.
Dec 22, 2009
No one really likes any of the various health care reform proposals passed by Congress. Why would the majority of Members of Congress vote for bills that no one really likes and no one thinks will control costs or improve quality and possibly not even improve access to care?
Nov 09, 2009
Prior to last Saturday's vote, The Wall Street Journal aptly called the House bill "the worst bill ever." The bill is enormously expensive, but it is full of perverse incentives - an issue already plaguing our health care systems.
Oct 01, 2009
Why is Washington having so much trouble reforming health care? And why, if Congress passes a major overhaul, are the problems of cost, quality, and access almost certain to get worse?
Sep 21, 2009
Aug 22, 2009
Aug 12, 2009
How can Washington have spent so much time debating health care and still have failed to come up with a reasonable reform? By starting from the wrong premises. There are three basic questions to be asked about the design of any health-care system.
Jul 17, 2009
Listen to almost any diatribe against the health-care system and you will hear the same refrain: We are getting too little care and paying too much for it. And, more and more, we are hearing that the villains behind this are not oppressive government regulators or meddlesome insurance-company bureaucrats - but doctors.
Jul 01, 2009
Let's assume President Barack Obama keeps his campaign promise to create a parallel system for health insurance. Those who don't get insurance through an employer would have the opportunity to buy insurance through a government-run exchange. Details on how the exchange would work are murky, and the clearer they become the worse the whole idea sounds.
May 14, 2009
The only way Obama can fix the economy is by changing the way banks do business.
May 08, 2009
Dissecting health-care data from Britian, Canada, and elsewhere