John C. Goodman

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John C. Goodman is a libertarian economist. He was the founding chief executive of the free-market thinktank the National Center for Policy Analysis.[1] He is a senior fellow at the Independent Institute.[2] The Wall Street Journal and The National Journal have called Goodman the "father of Health Savings Accounts."[3] Goodman is the President and CEO of Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research.[4]

Goodman received his Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University.

In his 2012 book Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, 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 do not arbitrarily benefit one group (like workers at companies that provide insurance) at the expense of other groups (like workers at companies that do not).[5]



  1. ^ Landers, Jim (2014-06-12). "John Goodman ousted as head of National Center for Policy Analysis". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "John C. Goodman, PhD". NCPA. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  4. ^ O'Donnell, Jayne (16 December 2015). "State by state data show bigger 2016 exchange premium, deductible jumps". USA Today. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  5. ^ Goodman 2012.
  6. ^ "john c. goodman: Books". Retrieved 2012-10-07. 

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