Opportunities for State Medicaid Reform

Policy Reports | Health

No. 288
Thursday, September 28, 2006
by John C. Goodman, Michael Bond, Devon M. Herrick, and Pamela Villarreal

About the Authors

John C. Goodman is the founder and president of the National Center for Policy Analysis.  The National Journal recently dubbed him the "Father of Health Savings Accounts," and he has pioneered research in consumer-driven health care.

Dr. Goodman is the author/coauthor of eight books and more than 50 published studies on health care policy and other topics. He received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in economics from Columbia University. He has taught and done research at several colleges and universities including Columbia University, Stanford University, Dartmouth University, Southern Methodist University and the University of Dallas.

Michael Bond is Director of the Center for Health Care Policy at the Buckeye Institute and a professor in the Department of Finance at Cleveland State University. His work on Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs) and health-care policy reform has received national attention and appeared in a wide range of professional and popular publications, including Health Care Financial Management, Public Personnel Management, Compensation and Benefits Review, Benefits Quarterly and Business Horizons. He is the author of the nation's first practical guide to establishing MSAs (published by the Buckeye Institute in 1997).  He earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree and Master of Arts degree in economics from Case Western Reserve University.

Devon Herrick is a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis. He concentrates on such health care issues as Internet-based medicine, health insurance and the uninsured, and pharmaceutical drug issues. His research interests also include managed care, patient empowerment, medical privacy and technology-related issues.

Herrick received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Political Economy and a Master of Public Affairs degree from the University of Texas at Dallas with a concentration in economic development. He also holds an Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance from Oklahoma City University and an Master of Business Administration degree from Amber University, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Pamela Villarreal is a graduate student fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis. She received a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2003, and a Master of Science in Applied Economics degree in the summer of 2006. Ms. Villarreal has authored or coauthored a number of NCPA publications on such diverse topics as the estate tax, big-box retailers and aid for Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

She is currently pursuing a doctorate in public policy and political economy from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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