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.

  • Apr 10, 2013

    Healthcare for the Poor: An Alternative to Obamacare

    Giving the states control over Medicaid would foster necessary improvements

    Psychology Today: Increasing the state’s ability to control Medicaid would allow for more efficient healthcare, says NCPA President John C. Goodman.


  • Apr 08, 2013

    The Coming Healthcare Cuts for Seniors and the Disabled

    Cuts in Medicare fees to healthcare providers look ominous

    Psychology Today: Healthcare reform is being paid for by cutting Medicare spending, which is not good news for seniors or the disabled, says NCPA President John C. Goodman.


  • Apr 03, 2013

    Emergency Rooms and the Healthcare Crisis

    Overburdened doctors' offices may mean more Medicaid patients will rely on ERs

    Psychology Today: In his latest Psychology Today commentary, NCPA President John C. Goodman says due to the lack of doctors who accept Medicaid as a payment, patients may rely more on emergency rooms.


  • Apr 01, 2013

    To Improve Healthcare, Liberate Nurses

    Oregon offers a good example for states to follow

    Psychology Today: Allowing nurse practitioners to practice and diagnose simple and routine health problems will improve the healthcare system, says NCPA President John C. Goodman.


  • Mar 25, 2013

    Why Do Some States Spend More on Health Care?

    Health Affairs Blog: A new NCPA study explores how healthcare spending varies widely among different states, says NCPA President John C. Goodman and Senior Fellow Thomas Saving.


  • Mar 25, 2013

    Healthcare Insurers' Incentives to Get Worse and Worse

    The ACA will intensify the problem of perverse incentives

    Psychology Today: In his latest Psychology Today post, NCPA President John C. Goodman says that “virtually all employers and group insurers have perverse incentives to attract the healthy and avoid the sick.”


  • Mar 20, 2013

    A Better Way to Encourage Private Health Insurance

    Let's remove the unfairness created by counterproductive tax subsidies

    Psychology Today: In his latest Psychology Today post, NCPA President John C. Goodman suggests “the federal government should offer people the same tax relief for the purchase of health insurance, regardless of where it is obtained.


  • Mar 16, 2013

    Bait and Switch

    Townhall.com: The Obama administration has been promising benefits that it cannot pay for including health care and the Affordable Care Act, says NCPA President John C. Goodman.


  • Mar 13, 2013

    Obamacare Subsidies Create Perverse Incentives

    Millions of workers will lose their employer health plans

    Psychology Today: The Affordable Care Act does not promote subsidies that encourage economic growth but incentives to remain dependent on the federal government, says NCPA President John C. Goodman.


  • Mar 07, 2013

    The Cruel Things President Obama Is Doing To The Labor Market

    Forbes: With the recent passage of the Affordable Care Act, employers are now subject to regulations that will hurt the labor market, says NCPA President John C. Goodman.






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