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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, Independent books, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, and the award-winning, 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Health Insurance Around the World (with Gerald Musgrave and Devon Herrick); Leaving Women Behind: Modern Families, Outdated Laws (with Kimberley A. Strassel and Celeste Colgan); and the trailblazing Patient Power: Solving America's Health Care Crisis, that sold more than 300,000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.

New Way to Care 2020
A Better Choice 2015
Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis 2012
New Way to Care: Market Reforms Can Save America’s Failing Safety Net | Graham Walker & John Goodman December 18, 2020
“My Kid Has Cancer and ObamaCare Is Making Everything Worse” | Graham H. Walker, Christopher B. Briggs, and John C. Goodman October 29, 2020
“Health Care Premiums Price Thousands Out of the Market” Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman on Fox News Channel July 3, 2018
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Senior Fellow John C. Goodman Appears on The Larry Kudlow Radio Show October 14, 2017
The Senate Republican Healthcare Bill—Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman on the Lars Larson National Radio Show June 23, 2017
Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman appears on the Marc Cox show on KFTK radio in St. Louis March 14, 2017
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“My Kid Has Cancer and ObamaCare Is Making Everything Worse” October 29, 2020
New Bridges: Texas: Advancing Liberty & Prosperity in a Divided America May 9, 2017
Replacing Obamacare and Curing the Healthcare Crisis October 4, 2012
Commentary Articles
Georgia Senate Candidates Need to Address Taxes December 28, 2020
Four Years of Argument Ad Hominem December 24, 2020
Worthless Heirs December 10, 2020
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The Sessions-Cassidy Health Plan August 25, 2016
Executive Summary
Replacing Obamacare and Insuring the Uninsured February 13, 2017
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 Article
The Healthcare Contract with America July 7, 2012
Book Review
The Midas Paradox Book Review: Business Economics Journal May 31, 2016
Policy Reports
Better Than Government October 6, 2016
Healthcare Solutions for Post-Obamacare America November 17, 2014
Want to Help the Poor? Promote a Free Market in Health Care October 1, 2012

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