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John C. Goodman: What's the Alternative to Obamacare?
Recorded: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Independent Institute Senior Fellow John C. Goodman, author of "Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis" describes how the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, with its 27,000 pages of rules and regulations, has omitted some basic market-based concepts that would benefit all consumers. Goodman outlines the changes that would make such a healthcare system function, utilizing his extensive knowledge of the subject. Goodman is known as the "Father of Health Savings Accounts" whose suggestions for healthcare reform have been heard around the country. In this video, he highlights what is wrong with Obamacare, and offers his bold ideas on sensible healthcare reform.

Experts: John C. Goodman
Type: Independent Institute TV
Issues: Antitrust, Competition, and Monopoly, Bureaucracy and Government, Business, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, Government Power, Government Waste/Pork, Health Care, Politics, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Regulation and Deregulation

       
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Dr. Lawrence J. McQuillan: California’s Public Pension Crisis
Recorded: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

On June 17, 2014, Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan spoke at an event for supporters of the Independent Institute. Dr. McQuillan spoke about California’s state pension system, a topic he writes about frequently, including in his forthcoming book “California Dreamin’: Resolving the Public Pension Crisis.”

First he defines the types of pension programs for state employees, he outlined how funding for the programs is not sustainable for the promises made to pension recipients. The state admits to an unfunded liability of $140 billion, but McQuillan says that is actually an underestimate. According to most economists, the true amount of the unfunded liability is $430 billion.

How did this happen? McQuillan explains and offers six solutions to keep the pension systems solvent.


Type: Independent Institute TV
Issues: Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Labor and Employment, Political Ideology and Philosophy

       
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New MyGovCost App Demo!
Recorded: Friday, June 13, 2014

How much Washington’s spending is costing YOU? Enter your age, income, and education level and the calculator shows exactly what you’re paying for national defense, welfare, education, national debt, and more even federal programs, as well as the entire federal budget. Along with the calculator, the free MyGovCost iPhone and iPad mobile application contains blogs, Op-Eds, videos, and news from The Independent Institute and MyGovCost.org.

Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Independent Institute TV
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Business, Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Economists, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Free Market Economics, Government Waste/Pork, Labor and Employment

       
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Ron Paul: Understanding Liberty
Recorded: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

April 9, 2014 In this clip from "Ron Paul: Liberty Defined," Dr. Paul describes how real positive change comes from understanding liberty and economics.

Experts: Ron Paul
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Business, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Economic Policy, Economists, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Government Power, Political Ideology and Philosophy

       
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John Goodman on Fox News Network’s Your World with Neil Cavuto
Recorded: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, author of Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, appeared on Fox News Network’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” to discuss the latest Obamacare rollout problems.

Experts: John C. Goodman
Type: Television
Issues: Culture/ Society, Health Care, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Regulation and Deregulation

       
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Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman Testifies in Congressional Hearing
Recorded: Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, author of Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee regarding risk corridors—the Obamacare program that provides a bailout for insurance companies when premiums don’t cover costs. Goodman says insurers will run away from the sick and insure the healthy, in what he calls "A race to the bottom."

Experts: John C. Goodman
Type: Television
Issues: Free Market Economics, Health Care, Politics, Public Health/ Consumer Protection

       
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Obamacare: Built to Fall Apart
Recorded: Thursday, January 30, 2014

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Sr. Fellow John R. Graham appeared on the Joy Tiz radio show. Graham talks about the new Healthcare Contract with America, which relies on free market solutions to solve the healthcare crisis. Using examples from the landmark book by Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, Graham describes ways in which Americans can take control of their healthcare.

Experts: John R. Graham
Type: Radio
Issues: Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, Health Care, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Public Health/ Consumer Protection

       
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Is ObamaCare Doomed In Its Current Form?
Recorded: Monday, January 27, 2014

Sr. Fellow and author of Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, John C. Goodman, appeared on the Lou Dobbs Tonight show on Fox Business News network. Goodman discusses the reasons why Obamacare in its current form, is on a so-called "Death Spiral" and must be replaced with a free market system that eliminates a mandate to purchase insurance.

Experts: John C. Goodman
Type: Television
Issues: Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, Health Care, Public Health/ Consumer Protection

       
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