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.

  • Dec 22, 2009

    Obama Passed Up Opportunity for Real Reform - Health Care News

    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

    The Worst Bill Ever- Kaiser Health News

    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

    Government-Centered Health Care Overhaul Bound to Fail- Health Care News

    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

    There Will Be Rationing

    Sifting out what's right in Sarah Palin's 'death panels' hyperbole
  • Aug 22, 2009

    Explaining the Town-Hall Protests - Wall Street Journal

    'They're un-American," says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. "They're spreading lies and distortions," says senior White House adviser David Axelrod. They are "being funded and organized by out-of-district special-interest groups and insurance companies," says the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
  • Aug 12, 2009

    The Democrats' Health Reform Problem Begins With the Questions Democrats Ask - National Review

    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

    Doctors are not to blame for the high cost of medical services - National Review Cover

    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

    Should Public, Private Health Plans Compete?

    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

    Back to Basics

    The only way Obama can fix the economy is by changing the way banks do business.


  • May 08, 2009

    Socialized Failure

    Dissecting health-care data from Britian, Canada, and elsewhere






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