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John C. Goodman
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John C. Goodman is Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the widely acclaimed book, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis from the Independent Institute. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other media, have called him the “Father of Health Savings Accounts.”

Dr. Goodman is former President and Kellye Wright Fellow in Health Care at the National Center for Policy Analysis and Editor of Health Policy Blog, the premier health care blog on the Internet where pro-market, pro-private sector solutions to health care problems are routinely examined and debated by top health policy experts throughout the country. He 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 nine books, including 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Health Insurance Around the World (with Gerald Musgrave and Devon Herrick); Leaving Women Behind: Modern Families, Outdated Laws (with Kimberley A. Strassel and Celeste Colgan); and the trailblazing Patient Power: Solving America's Health Care Crisis, that sold more than 300,000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.

He received his Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University, 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.

Goodman 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. 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.

Books
Priceless 2012
Video
John C. Goodman: What's the Alternative to Obamacare? July 1, 2014
John Goodman on Fox News Network’s Your World with Neil Cavuto February 18, 2014
Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman Testifies in Congressional Hearing February 5, 2014
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Audio
John C. Goodman on WLS Radio January 15, 2014
John C. Goodman Speaks on Sean Hannity Show October 31, 2013
John C. Goodman on the Larry Kudlow Show July 6, 2013
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Events
Replacing Obamacare and Curing the Healthcare Crisis October 4, 2012
Commentary
Let’s Privatize Medicare August 25, 2014
Is ObamaCare Hazardous To Your Health? August 20, 2014
Is the Criminal Justice System Racist? August 19, 2014
How Republicans Can Win (or Lose) on Health Care August 15, 2014
The Obamacare Mandate Isn’t Forcing People To Buy Health Insurance After All August 12, 2014
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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
Articles
Why Prices Matter Part I June 27, 2012
Why Prices Matter Part II June 27, 2012
Presentations
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
Interview
Want to Help the Poor? Promote a Free Market in Health Care October 1, 2012



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