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.

  • May 14, 2014

    Why Did Healthcare Spending Slow Down Before It Sped Up?

    HSA/high-deductible plans have helped tame healthcare spending.

    Psychology Today: Patients are paying more medical bills out of their own pockets, and the main features of ObamaCare are only increasing those costs, says NCPA President John Goodman in a Psychology Today commentary.

  • May 06, 2014

    Health Care Spending Growth Was Down Before ObamaCare

    Investor’s Business Daily: The growth of Health Savings Accounts, Health Reimbursement Accounts, and the trend toward higher deductibles are the case of the slowed spending on health care, not ObamaCare, say NCPA President John Goodman and Senior Fellow Peter Ferrara in an Investor’s Business Daily commentary.

  • Mar 11, 2014

    Zeke Speaks Out on McCain and Health Reform

    An Obama adviser sheds light on the healthcare debate within the White House

    Psychology Today: Limiting the tax exclusion was the most powerful level the president had to control the costs of private insurance and President Obama showed leadership in endorsing the new policy, says NCPA President John Goodman in a Psychology Today commentary.

  • Mar 10, 2014

    Replace ObamaCare, Stat

    National Review Online: NCPA President John C Goodman’s free market alternative to ObamaCare is featured in the latest issue of National Review. Goodman’s proposed reforms include a universal tax credit for health insurance, a safety contribution for every unclaimed credit, more flexible Health Savings Accounts, and a new type of insurance to better protect those with pre-existing conditions.

  • Mar 07, 2014

    Economic Growth Is The Greatest Anti-Poverty Program

    Investor’s Business Daily: Economic growth is the greatest cure for poverty, but growth like that seen in the past few generations is rare, says NCPA President John Goodman in an Investor’s Business Daily op-ed. According to Goodman, the best way to assure that growth continues is to decrease both taxes and economic regulations.

  • Feb 27, 2014

    Popular Medicare Drug Plans Are Under Assault

    Forbes:  Nearly 14 million seniors stand to lose their current drug plans if new regulations proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services go into effect, says NCPA President John Goodman in a Forbes op-ed.

  • Feb 27, 2014

    Why Are So Many Economists Confused About the ACA’s Effects?

    The implicit tax: Get a job with health benefits, and you lose your subsidy

    Psychology Today: The combination of penalties and implicit taxes in the Affordable Care  will cause the labor market to suffer, says NCPA President John Goodman in a Psychology Today commentary.

  • Feb 22, 2014

    Worse Than Death Panels: Cookbook Medicine  Forcing doctors to stick solely to guidelines and protocols eliminates the possibility of personalized medicine, says Goodman in a commentary.

  • Feb 20, 2014

    What Politicians Don’t Understand About Insurance

    Both Republicans and Democrats misunderstand ObamaCare’s ‘risk corridors.

    Psychology Today: Following up his congressional testimony, NCPA President John Goodman explained what each side has right – and wrong – about insurance and explains just how ObamaCare’s risk corridors work in a piece for Psychology Today.

  • Feb 17, 2014

    A Health Reform Republicans and Democrats Agree On

    Forbes: A fixed sum tax credit would eliminate ObamaCare’s perverse incentives and is a reform option both parties can agree on, writes NCPA President John Goodman in a Forbes column.

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