John C. Goodman
John C. Goodman (1946– ) is a libertarian economist and the founding president of the Dallas-based, free-market think-tank the National Center for Policy Analysis and Research Fellow at the non-partisan, scholarly Independent Institute. The Wall Street Journal and The National Journal have called Goodman the "father of Health Savings Accounts".
Goodman received his Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University. He is the author of ten books, including the 2012 release, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, which provides a concrete alternative to Obamacare; Patient Power: The Free-Enterprise Alternative to Clinton's Health Plan (ISBN 1-882577-10-8) which was instrumental in defeating Hillary Clinton's health care plan in 1993; and Leaving Women Behind: Modern Families, Outdated Laws, with Kimberley A. Strassel and Celeste Colgan.
Goodman asserts that empowering both patients and caregivers to control healthcare decisions produces greater patient satisfaction at substantially lower costs. The book emphasizes the importance that patients, payers and providers each operate according to economic incentives that encourage them consider both the costs and benefits of care, innovate to improve outcomes and lower costs and provide subsidies that don't arbitrarily benefit one group (e.g., workers at companies that provide insurance) at the expense of other groups (e.g., workers at companies that do not.)
- The regulation of medical care: Is the price too high? (Cato public policy research monograph) (1980)
- National Health Care in Great Britain (1980) ISBN 0933028040
- Social Security in the United Kingdom: Contracting Out of the System (Aei Studies, 335) (1981) ISBN 0844734608
- Economics of Public Policy: The Micro View, with Edwin G. Dolan (1985)
- Fighting the War of Ideas in Latin America, with Ramona Marotz-Baden (1990) ISBN 0943802431
- Patient Power: Solving America's Health Care Crisis (1992) ISBN 0932790917
- Patient Power: The Free-Enterprise Alternative to Clinton's Health Plan, with Gerald L. Musgrave (1993) ISBN 1882577108
- Economics of Public Policy, with Edwin G. Dolan (1995) ISBN 0314852387
- Lives at Risk: Single-Payer National Health Insurance Around the World, with Gerald L. Musgrave, Devon M. Herrick and Milton Friedman (2004) ISBN 0742541525
- Goodman, John C. (2008). "Health Insurance". In David R. Henderson (ed.). Concise Encyclopedia of Economics (2nd ed.). Indianapolis: Library of Economics and Liberty. ISBN 978-0865976658. OCLC 237794267.
- Goodman, John C. (2012). Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis. The Independent Institute. ISBN 978-1598130836.
- Young, Michael E. (April 11, 2004). "No easy label; Dr. John Goodman flinches at being called 'conservative' while his think tank pumps out plenty of info for Washington to chew on". The Dallas Morning News. p. 2E.
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