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 16, 2011

    How Safe is Your Hospital?

    Townhall.com - Hospitals are dangerous places to be. At least if you are a patient. My colleagues Biff Jones and Pam Villarreal and I estimate that as many as 187,000 patients die every year for some reason other than the medical condition which caused them to seek care. We also estimate there are 6.1 million injuries caused by the health care system, including hospital acquired infections that afflict one in every 20 hospital patients.


  • Apr 15, 2011

    The Lessons of Japan and Radiation: Recognizing the Good and Ill of a Powerful Tool

    The Asco Post - The potential of a disaster occurring from the peaceful use of radiation in Japan more than 65 years after the wartime devastation wrought by nuclear weapons is fateful. While the radiation that caused the wartime devastation could not be seen, the aftermath was viewed worldwide.


  • Apr 15, 2011

    The Lessons of Japan and Radiation: Recognizing the Good and Ill of a Powerful Tool

    The Asco Post - The potential of a disaster occurring from the peaceful use of radiation in Japan more than 65 years after the wartime devastation wrought by nuclear weapons is fateful. While the radiation that caused the wartime devastation could not be seen, the aftermath was viewed worldwide.


  • Apr 06, 2011

    Entitlement Reform: What Next?

    National Review Online - The Republicans have no plan to insure the uninsured. How do I know that? A New York Times editorial told me. So did Ezra Klein, writing in the Washington Post. But wait. Didn't John McCain have such a plan during the last presidential election?


  • Mar 28, 2011

    Ponzi Schemes

    Townhall.com: Jack Lew is lucky he isn't in prison. Were he representing a private pension fund and if he made the sort of statements he made in USA Today the other day, he might well be sharing a cell with Bernie Madoff. So who is Jack Lew? And what did he say?


  • Mar 25, 2011

    Is Medicaid Real Insurance?

    Kaiser Health News: As governors across the land struggle with fiscal pressures and pepper the federal government with requests to scale back Medicaid – many people are losing sight of the fact that health care reform (what some call ObamaCare) requires a huge expansion of Medicaid.


  • Mar 24, 2011

    Why Is There A Problem With Health Care Quality?

    Health Affairs Blog: Go to the web site of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and you will learn that DMC facilities rank among the 'nation's best hospitals' by U.S. News & World Report and that they have won other awards. The DMC has some of the 'best' heart doctors; it is 'tops' in cancer care; and it ranks among the 'nation's safest hospitals.'


  • Mar 22, 2011

    Repeal Is Perfect Present For ObamaCare Birthday

    Investor’s Business Daily - Anniversaries are usually a time for celebration, but the one-year anniversary of ObamaCare is nothing to celebrate.


  • Mar 11, 2011

    Pilot Programs: A Waste of Money

    TownHall.com: President Obama has repeatedly given us his vision of how to lower the cost of health care and raise its quality: Find out what works; then get everyone else to copy it. Toward that end, the administration is making millions of dollars available for pilot programs and demonstration projects. Will any of this work?


  • Feb 28, 2011

    The HMO In Your Future

    The Health Care Blog - Nationwide, Medicare will start paying fees to ACOs, beginning next year. Eventually, the Obama administration would like to see everyone in an ACO.






Yearly Archives