NCPA Commentaries by John C Goodman

Dr. John C. Goodman, President and founder of the NCPA, is known as the father of Medical Savings Accounts and was dubbed by National Journal as "A winner of the devolution derby." He is an expert on tax, welfare, Social Security and health care reform. Dr. Goodman has testified before Congressional committees and regularly briefs member of Congress on these issues.

  • Sep 15, 2008

    Insuring the Uninsured

    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.

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  • Sep 02, 2008

    Reforming the US health care system

    Health care reform seems poised to take centre stage in the upcoming presidential election in the United States. Not surprisingly, American presidential hopefuls Barack bama and John Mc-Cain have proposed radically different approaches to health care eform. Of the two, it is McCain's proposal that would completely replace the current system with a fairer, more efficient one, providing a much better chance of insuring the uninsured and controlling health costs.

  • Jul 30, 2008

    McCain Is the Radical on Health Reform

    If you listen only to presidential campaign rhetoric, you might conclude that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama proposed bold new changes for our health-care system, while John McCain is offering only small improvements. If so, you are in for a surprise. Most health-policy analysts believe that Mr. McCain is proposing the most fundamental health-care reform.

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  • Jul 02, 2008

    Ten Steps to Reforming Medicaid Insurance

    Typically, Medicaid enrollees face restricted treatment options and limited access to health care. At the same time, they are sheltered from health care costs because they pay nothing out of their own pockets when they receive care.

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  • Jul 01, 2008

    Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness

    As of January of this year, U.S. employers can automatically enroll their employees in 401(k) plans with diversified portfolios- without fear of lawsuits and without certain regulatory burdens. Automatic enrollment should increase participation by about one-third, and diversification should produce larger and safer returns, although employees are able to opt out of both decisions. In the future, roughly one of every two 401(k) enrollees is likely to be so enrolled.

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  • Jul 01, 2008

    Health Insurance an Irrational World, Thanks to Government

    In a rational world, deductibles and copayments serve an economic purpose.

    In the health insurance market, however, those principles are increasingly being turned upside down as a result of government interference and providers' attempts to cope with it.

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