Thursday, October 4th
Wine & Cheese Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Program: 7:00 p.m.
Independent Institute Conference Center
100 Swan Way, Oakland, CA 94621-1428
In this event and based on his new book Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, Dr. John C. Goodman takes the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to task, rejects Obamacare, and offers a no-nonsense approach to healthcare reform. To create a vibrant market that would treat the sickin which health plans compete to solve the problems of diabetics, asthmatics, heart patients, cancer patients, and others with high expected healthcare costsDr. Goodman maintains that we must undo the bad incentives and constraints that are embedded in the current system and made worse by the ACA. Along with practical advice on how employers can cut employee health costs in half, Dr. Goodman will discuss insurance reform, malpractice, and the innovative ideas found in Priceless for overhauling Medicare and Medicaid.
I have been following John Goodmans health policy ideas for as long as Ive been on Capitol Hill. Johns 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, House Budget Committee
John Goodman has long been the clearest and most insightful healthcare thinker . . . . its time we acted on his common sense, fact-based wisdom in Priceless.
Mitch Daniels, Governor of Indiana
This book is a call to arms . . . 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
Priceless will be invaluable in avoiding the harms of government-run healthcare.
Steve Forbes, Editor-in-Chief, Forbes
John Goodman is as provocative and controversial as ever in his important and timely book, Priceless. Essential reading!
Gail R. Wilensky, former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services