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.
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
Mar 01, 2009
I'll start with the bad news: When we get through the economic time that we're in right now, we're going to be confronted with an even bigger problem. The first of the Baby Boomers started signing up for early retirement under Social Security last year. Two years from now they will start signing up for Medicare. All told, 78 million people are going to stop working, stop paying taxes, stop paying into retirement programs, and start drawing benefits. The problem is, neither Social Security nor Medicare is ready for them.
Jan 26, 2009
THE most important domestic policy crisis this country faces was not discussed by either candidate in the 2008 presidential election. On the Democratic side, that is understandable. Democrats, after all, bear disproportionate responsibility for creating the problem. But the silence on the Republican side is puzzling, especially since any solution must involve individual empowerment, personal choice, and free-market incentives--core values of the GOP.
Sep 15, 2008
What should we do about the fact that as many as 46 million Americans at any one time lack health insurance? My colleagues and I at the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) have been studying this problem for 25 years. Although no political leader has endorsed all of our suggestions, various NCPA proposals have been championed by Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives.