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 08, 1997

    The GOP's Health Care Folly

    A bill before Congress would allow the federal government to regulate the health care plan of every American citizen who has private insurance. It would raise costs, and therefore premiums, and cause millions to be uninsured. And although the bill's purpose is to raise the quality of care patients receive, in all likelihood the quality would go down, not up.

  • Mar 10, 1997

    Response to Michael Kinsley's Article Concerning Capital Gains Tax

    This dialogue grows out of Michael Kinsley's article "Eight Reasons Not to Cut the Capital-Gains Tax," which appeared in SLATE.

  • Jan 01, 1997

    Keep Government Out

    Only a few years ago, the Clinton Administration was touting the joys of managed care. That sentiment was echoed by big business, big insurance and on Capitol Hill by politicians on both sides of the aisle. Had the Clinton health plan become law, we all would be enrolled in HMOs by now.

  • Jan 01, 1997

    An Agenda for the 105th Congress

    A funding crisis, an insurance crisis and a quality crisis. All three require fundamental changes in federal policy.

  • Jan 01, 1997

    Health Insurance for Everyone

    The number of Americans without health insurance at any one time has risen steadily over the past decade and now totals more than 40 million, nearly 10 million of them children. Unwise federal policies contribute to this trend.

  • Jan 01, 1997

    Health Insurance Reform Pitfalls

    Ron Anderson normally has sensible views on most topics, especially issues involving health care. But his recent endorsement of the Kassebaum-Kennedy bill currently pending before the U.S. Senate is way off base.

  • Jan 01, 1997

    Wrong Rx For Kidcare

    As part of the recent budget agreement, President Clinton and Congressional leaders agreed to spend $16 billion over the next five years on health insurance for children. What's the best way to spend the money?

  • Jun 19, 1996

    Report From Ho Chi Minh City: Capitalists Won the War After All

    Twenty-one years and two months have passed since the last American helicopter left Saigon, leaving behind a war-torn country in the wake of a humiliating U.S. military defeat. For Americans who lived through that era, the casualty statistics are still haunting: more than 58,000 names grace the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in our nation's capital and Vietnamese casualties may have exceeded two million.

  • Jan 01, 1996

    Should Uncle Sam Control Your Health Insurance?

    Most people think the next four years on Capitol Hill will be relatively uneventful, as Republicans reach an accommodation with a lame duck president. I predict that in the area of health care things will not be peaceful, however.

  • Jan 01, 1996

    Taxpayer Choice: A Solution to the Crisis of the Welfare State (Version 2)

    After more than 30 years of the War on Poverty, the federal government has proven one thing: it does a bad job of dispensing welfare. Hardly anybody is happy with the result. Now is an appropriate time for a better alternative: taxpayer choice.

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