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Can Social Safety Net Be “Marketized” for Quality, Affordable Care?
Friday, January 22, 2021

Joe Biden has taken office and he has promised to “protect and build on Obamacare.” What does that mean for the average American? What do we really know about Biden's health plan?

This event features Independent Institute Executive Director Dr. Graham H. Walker and Independent Senior Fellow Dr. John C. Goodman, who examine the key challenging aspects of Biden's plan, his public health plan for the pandemic and how “Obamacare 2.0” ("Bidencare") might look. They also discuss the Independent Institute's path-breaking book by Dr. Goodman, "New Way to Care: Social Protections that Put Families First."

In "New Way to Care," Dr. Goodman offers a bold but practical, market-based strategy for giving Americans more control and security over their own finances and destiny, and at far less expense. What if there were a better way to help families protect themselves from life’s risks? And what if that way did not require bloated government bureaucracies, increased taxes, and runaway spending and debt?

Graham H. Walker
Graham H. Walker is Executive Director and Assistant Editor for The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy at the Independent Institute. He received his Ph.D. in public law and government from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Walker has served as Associate Professor of Politics at Catholic University of America, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, Visiting Scholar in Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, NJ), Senior Research Scholar at the Witherspoon Institute, Headmaster at Oaks Christian School, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, President at Patrick Henry College, Legislative Aide to former Congressman David Stockman, and Fellow at the Presidio Institute.
John C. Goodman
John C. Goodman is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, President of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, and author of the widely acclaimed, Independent books, New Way to Care: Social Protections that Put Families First, 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 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.

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