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John C. Goodman
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John C. Goodman is Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, President of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, and author of the widely acclaimed, new Independent book, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, and the award-winning Independent book, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other media, have called him the “Father of Health Savings Accounts.”

Dr. Goodman is frequently invited to testify before Congress on health care reform, and he is the author of more than fifty studies on health policy, retirement reform and tax issues plus ten books, including Living with Obamacare: A Consumer's Guide; Lives at Risk: Single Payer National Health Insurance Around the World (with Gerald Musgrave and Devon Herrick); Leaving Women Behind: Modern Families, Outdated Laws (with Kimberley A. Strassel and Celeste Colgan); and the trailblazing Patient Power: Solving America's Health Care Crisis, that sold more than 300,000 copies. His other books include The Handbook on State Health Care Reform, National Health Care in Great Britain: Lessons for the U.S.A., Economics of Public Policy: The Micro View (with Edwin Dolan), Fighting the War of Ideas in Latin America, and Privatization.

Dr. Goodman received his Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University, he has been President and Kellye Wright Fellow in Health Care at the National Center for Policy Analysis, and he has taught and completed research at Columbia University, Stanford University, Dartmouth College, Southern Methodist University and the University of Dallas. In 1988, he received the prestigious Duncan Black Award for the best scholarly article on public choice economics.

He regularly appears on television and radio news programs, including those on Fox News Channel, CNN, PBS, Fox Business Network and CNBC, and his articles appear in The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, USA Today, Forbes, National Review, Health Affairs, Kaiser Health News and other national publications. Dr. Goodman was also the pivotal lead expert in the grassroots public policy campaign, “Free Our Health Care Now,” an unsurpassed national education effort to communicate patient-centered alternatives to a government-run health care system. The initiative resulted in the largest online petition ever delivered on Capitol Hill.

A Better Choice 2015
Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis 2012
Senior Fellow John C. Goodman interviewed by WFAA-TV on Rep. Pete Sessions’ legislation to replace Obamacare December 6, 2015
Republican Candidates on Obamacare, comments by John C. Goodman October 3, 2015
John C. Goodman on A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America July 22, 2015
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How to Repeal and Replace Obamacare July 10, 2015
Are Liberals at Fault for the Breakup of the Family? March 27, 2015
John C. Goodman: Obamacare Individual Mandate Penalty January 20, 2015
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Replacing Obamacare and Curing the Healthcare Crisis October 4, 2012
Hillary Clinton’s Non-Starter Health Agenda May 23, 2016
Trump and Sanders: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly May 17, 2016
Eight Health Reforms the GOP Should Avoid May 16, 2016
Can the Government Make Doctors Better Doctors? May 10, 2016
Democracy’s Death Spiral May 10, 2016
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Beacon Blog Posts
Why Did Health Spending Slow Down Before It Sped Up? May 13, 2014
What Are the Financial Risks of Being Uninsured? April 22, 2014
Obamacare's Cost Is Down 8%, but That May Not Be Good News April 16, 2014
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MyGovCost Blog Posts
Trickle-Down Taxation May 17, 2012
Reason for Slow Recovery: Bad Government May 16, 2012
Where Did The Stimulus Money Go? May 14, 2012
Health Affairs Posts
Why Prices Matter Part I June 27, 2012
Why Prices Matter Part II June 27, 2012
Congressional Testimony
Examining the Lack of Transparency and Consumer Driven Market Forces in U.S. Health Care April 25, 2013
The Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Job Creators and the Economy July 10, 2012
Research Articles
The Healthcare Contract with America July 7, 2012
Policy Reports
Healthcare Solutions for Post-Obamacare America November 17, 2014
Want to Help the Poor? Promote a Free Market in Health Care October 1, 2012