Gingrich and Goodman: "ObamaCare: One Year Later"

March 18, 2011

by John C. Goodman and Newt Gingrich

It's been almost a year since the House of Representatives passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare. On Friday, NCPA President John C. Goodman will join former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Ethics and Public Policy Center Fellow James Capretta at a National Press Club event in assessing:

  • The worst features of ObamaCare
  • Identifying which of its features should be repealed and replaced
  • Assessing whether Republicans, or even other Democrats, have viable alternatives

In testimony last week before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, Dr. Goodman has identified 10 changes to the law that are necessary:

  1. An impossible mandate
  2. A bizarre system of subsidies
  3. Perverse incentives for insurers
  4. Perverse incentives for individuals
  5. Impossible expectations/a tattered safety net
  6. Impossible benefit cuts for seniors
  7. Impossible burden for the states
  8. Lack of portability
  9. Over-regulated patients
  10. Over-regulated doctors