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 06, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
Feb 18, 2011
Health Affairs Blog: Over the next decade I believe we are going to see a major transformation of American medicine. It won't be the kind of transformation that is normally discussed at health care conferences and at inside-the-Beltway briefings. Nor will it be the kind of change anticipated by the people who gave us the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). Instead, what I envision is a large migration of patients and doctors, and facilities and services out of the third-party payer system.
Jan 25, 2011
Kaiser Health News: When President Barack Obama addresses the nation in his State of the Union message, the big topic on the minds of many in the public policy community will be out of control entitlement spending. Will the president follow the lead of Christine Romer, the former head of his Council for Economic Advisors, and endorse the recommendations of his own bipartisan deficit commission, chaired by former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., and former Clinton White House aide Erskine Bowles? Or will he punt?
Jan 21, 2011
Health Affairs Blog: John Goodman explains value-based health insurance benefits and economic incentives