Gingrich, Goodman & Saving Discuss Three New Strategies For Solving Our Nation’s Health Care Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 25, 2003) -- The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) on Monday discussed new strategies for dealing with three distinct health care crises facing our nation today.

  • Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who currently resides at AEI, discussing the costly burden of malpractice lawsuits, which cost $1,000 per household per year yet have little effect on the causes of malpractice;
  • NCPA President John C. Goodman, known as the "father of Medical Savings Accounts," detailing why it is important to make health insurance personal and portable, and strategies to doing so;
  • NCPA Senior Fellow Thomas R. Saving, discussing strategies for creating an insurance market where specialized health plans will want to enroll high-cost patients. Saving is also a Social Security and Medicare Trustee and the Director of the Private Enterprise Research Center at Texas A&M University.