NCPA Commentaries by Health Care Experts

  • Apr 10, 2012

    Why Medicare’s Pilot Programs Failed

    Heartlander: John Goodman notes the failure of Medicare pilot programs, stressing the need for entrepreneurship in health care.


  • Mar 31, 2012

    Mandates Vs. Free-Riders

    Townhall.com: John Goodman discusses mandates and health care for the uninsured at TownHall.


  • Mar 03, 2012

    Better Than Death Panels

    Town Hall.com: John C. Goodman offers free-market solutions for the distorted medical malpractice system.


  • Jan 07, 2012

    Why the Doctor Won’t See You

    Town Hall.com: John C. Goodman's commentary on nationwide doctor shortages.


  • Jan 04, 2012

    Entitlement Reforms Should Cut Benefits And Taxes

    Investor's Business Daily – John Goodman and Tom Saving commentary on a new NCPA study that shows the impact of entitlement reform on younger workers.


  • Jul 06, 2010

    Congress and "The Doctor Fix": What's the Message?

    Actions speak louder than words. Complex political wrangling accomplished passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [PPACA] by Congress that was signed into law on March 23, 2010. However, the Democratic controlled Congress has not shown the same will to eliminate the Sustainable Growth Rate [SGR] formula that has been a chronic problem for physician reimbursement with Medicare and TRICARE.


  • May 09, 2007

    Medicare Meltdown

    What's going to happen when the money runs out for Medicare? A recently released report by the program's trustees found that within seven years Medicare taxes will fall short of Medicare expenses by more than 45%. What's more, Medicare and Social Security combined are on track to eat up the entire federal budget.


  • Mar 27, 2003

    Social Security, Medicare Annual Report: Reform is Needed

    The annual report on the financial health of Social Security and Medicare was published this week. Contrary to some accounts that it pronounced Social Security in better health than last year, the report concluded that Social Security's long-term prospects are deteriorating rapidly.


  • Jul 08, 2001

    Don't Need A Bill Of Rights, But A Menu Of Choices Tailored To Their Needs

    Yet we should be wary before embracing the Europeans' concept of ideal healthcare. The word "right" implies something absolute, something that trumps other claims in order to fulfill a kind of moral obligation.


  • Oct 27, 1999

    Minimum Wage Hike Could Increase the Uninsured

    Senator Kennedy and his liberal allies are at it again. Just about every Congress, as the election season approaches, Democrats like Kennedy and House Minority Whip David Bonior shout from the mountain tops that we need to raise the minimum wage, regardless of how high it is or when we raised it last.






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