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John C. Goodman - Father of Health Savings Accounts, Private Sector Healthcare Advocate
John C. Goodman - Father of Health Savings Accounts, Private Sector Healthcare Advocate



    John C. Goodman, Ph.D., is president and founder of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), a Dallas-based nonprofit nonpartisan research organization dedicated to private-sector solutions for public policy problems. 

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   The National Journal and The Wall Street Journal both have called Dr. Goodman the “Father of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)” for his pioneering research in consumer-driven health care.  Dr. Goodman originated the concept for HSAs in his landmark book, “Patient Power: Solving America’s Health Care Crisis.”  His latest book Lives at Risk, is a leading edge analysis of health care institutions in countries around the world.  He is the author of six other books, including Economics of Public Policy, a widely used college textbook.



    Dr. Goodman is an active speaker and has addressed over 100 organizations recently on public policy issues.  He regularly briefs Congress on economic policy issues and frequently testifies before congressional committees.  Dr. Goodman testified about HSAs before the U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on Aging twice in 2004.  While Governor of Texas, George W. Bush named Dr. Goodman to a Blue Ribbon Task Force on the uninsured in Texas.

    Dr. Goodman has authored numerous editorials in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, the Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, the San Diego Union-Tribune, and other notable newspapers.  He also is quoted frequently in The New York Times, National Journal, BNA, the Financial Times and the Washington Times.  Dr. Goodman also has appeared on C-Span, CNNfn, MSNBC, CNBC, the News Hour with Jim Lehrer and the Fox News Channel.  He was a featured debater on William F. Buckley’s Firing Line, having appeared on a number of two-hour prime-time debates on the flat tax, welfare reform and Social Security privatization.

    A recipient of the prestigious Duncan Black award for the best scholarly article in public choice economics, Dr. Goodman has taught and done research at several universities, including Columbia, Stanford, Dartmouth, Southern Methodist University and the University of Dallas.  He received his Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University.

Video: John C. Goodman on Obamacare - TV Appearance

Topics:

1) Private vs. Public Roles in Healthcare Coverage

2) Healthcare Savings Accounts

3) Explaining the Town Hall Protests & Obamacare

4) Consumer Driven Healthcare

5) Single Payer Healthcare Systems Around the World

6) Flat Tax

7) Social Security Privatization

8) Economics of Public Policy

9) Do We Really Spend More and Get Less From our Healthcare System

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