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.

  • Jul 01, 2013

    Why We Are on an Unsustainable Path

    The real question is: Why aren't healthcare costs rising faster?

    Psychology Today: In his latest Psychology Today post, NCPA President John C. Goodman says that consuming healthcare as if it were free means people will end up paying higher premiums and taxes.


  • Jun 26, 2013

    How Much Do We Spend on Healthcare?

    The unsustainable path we're on.

    Psychology Today: “If the cost of something you are consuming is growing twice as fast as your income, eventually it will crowd out everything else in your budget”, says NCPA President John C. Goodman.


  • Jun 25, 2013

    Medicare by the Scary Numbers

    White House spin pretends otherwise, but the unfunded liabilities may exceed $100 trillion.

    Wall Street Journal: NCPA President John C. Goodman and Senior Fellow Laurence Kotlikoff write that Medicare and other unfunded liabilities are not as solvent as the current administration would lead you to believe.


  • Jun 22, 2013

    Let's Privatize The Welfare State

    Townhall.com: NCPA President John C. Goodman suggests that public welfare programs might be better served if they were privatized.


  • Jun 19, 2013

    Hospital Pricing Strategies

    How much for a box of tissue? How about a "mucus recovery system?"

    Psychology Today: NCPA President John C. Goodman says the third party payment system needs to be abolished in favor of a free market medical system.


  • Jun 17, 2013

    Hospital Care That Is Priceless

    Psychology Today: Healthcare prices often do not reflect the actual costs of the goods or services being purchased, says NCPA President John C. Goodman.


  • Jun 15, 2013

    Liberals and Spying

    Townhall.com: In his latest Townhall piece, NCPA President John C. Goodman comments that conservatism and liberalism are sociologies, not ideologies.


  • Jun 12, 2013

    Doctors Should Rethink "Costless" Medical Ethics

    Providers ought to help patients compare benefits and costs

    Psychology Today: In his latest Psychology Today post, NCPA President John C. Goodman says “people in healthcare have become so completely immersed in the idea of third-party payment that they have lost sight of the whole idea of agency.”


  • Jun 11, 2013

    What Paul Krugman And The New York Times Don't Know About Healthcare Reform

    Forbes: Despite what Paul Krugman believes, states who choose not to expand Medicaid will not be jeopardizing healthcare for millions of Americans, says NCPA President John C. Goodman.


  • Jun 10, 2013

    How Policymakers Can Act Smarter

    They should heed these simple lessons about complex systems

    Psychology Today: NCPA President John C. Goodman gives four lessons that we can learn from complex systems like healthcare.






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