News Release
September 20, 2012

Dr. John C. Goodman, author of Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis Independent Institute’s Policy Forum in Oakland, CA

Dr. John C. Goodman, author of Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis Independent Institute’s Policy Forum in Oakland, CA

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 20, 2012—Should the new healthcare law be repealed and replaced? If so, which reforms are needed to make high-quality healthcare affordable and accessible?

Dr. John C. Goodman, deemed the “father of health savings accounts” by the Wall Street Journal and National Journal, and author of the widely acclaimed, new book, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, will address these crucial issues at the Independent Institute’s Policy Forum on Thursday, October 4th. Dr. Goodman’s critical talk will also discuss insurance, pre-existing conditions, malpractice, and innovative solutions for overhauling Medicare and Medicaid.

Event: Replacing Obamacare and Curing the Healthcare Crisis
Date: Thursday October 4th, 2012
Time: Reception: 6:30 p.m.; Program: 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Independent Institute Conference Center 100 Swan Way, Oakland, CA 94621 (Map and Directions)
Admission: $15 for Independent Institute Members, $20 non-members.
Special Admission: $35 for Members, $40 non-members, includes a copy of Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis

In Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, Dr. Goodman takes the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) to task, and offers a no-nonsense alternative approach to healthcare reform. To create a vibrant market that would treat the sick—in which health plans compete to solve the problems of diabetics, asthmatics, heart patients, cancer patients, and others with high expected healthcare costs—Dr. Goodman maintains that we must undo the bad incentives and constraints that are embedded in the current system and made worse by Obamacare.

“I have been following John Goodman’s health policy ideas for as long as I’ve been on Capitol Hill. John’s latest effort,Priceless: Curing the Health Care Crisis, makes it abundantly clear why he is a source of wisdom, insight, and innovative thinking.”
—Paul Ryan, Chairman, U.S. House Budget Committee

“This book is a call to arms . . . you should read this book if you want to be an informed participant in the debate over the future of healthcare in this country.”
—Peter R. Orszag, former Director, Congressional Budget Office

“John Goodman has long been the clearest and most insightful healthcare thinker . . . . it’s time we acted on his common sense, fact-based wisdom in Priceless.”
—Mitch Daniels, Governor of Indiana

“John Goodman is as provocative and controversial as ever in his imnportant and timely book, Priceless. Essential reading!”
—Gail R. Wilensky, former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

“Priceless will be invaluable in avoiding the harms of government-run healthcare.”
—Steve Forbes, Editor-in-Chief, Forbes

For additional information or to RSVP, please visit or contact Nichelle Beardsley at (510) 632-1366 ext. 118.