John C. Goodman

John C. Goodman is president of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research.
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Supreme Court Gives Congress New Opportunity to Fix Health Care – Commentary

According to its supporters, a primary benefit of Obamacare is protecting people who enter the individual market with pre-existing conditions. Yet people who leave an employer plan and shop for insurance in the individual market today will face three unpleasant surprises: higher premiums, higher out-of-pocket costs, and more limited access to care than a typical employer plan provides.

Mark Cuban’s Health Plan Limits Costs to 10 Percent of Income

The Cuban plan is similar to an idea once proposed by Milton Friedman and later by Harvard economist Martin Feldstein. In a nutshell, people would be responsible for health bills up to a certain percent of their income, and government would pay everything above that

Costs Outweigh Benefits in Protecting the Young from COVID

Looking at COVID-19 protection policies from an economic rather than an emotional perspective allows policymakers to see how limited resources can be used to achieve the greatest common good.

How Much Did COVID Protection Really Cost Young People?

To make Covid avoidance measures worthwhile, the student would have to value his time at $13,600 an hour!

Let Patients Manage More of Their Own Health Care Dollars

People are more careful when spending their own money than when spending someone else’s money. Second, virtually all the patient-pleasing innovations that have occurred in recent years are for services people buy with their own money. Third, when patients are spending their own money, they get the full benefits and bear the full costs of their own decisions."

Why Trump Lost the Election: Health Care – Commentary

Trump’s most important domestic policy accomplishments were in the area of deregulation. And no industry was more impactfully deregulated than health care. Trump got a lot of things right.

Commentary: Short Term Plans Are Free-Market Health Insurance

Ten reasons why short-term health insurance plans make sense for healthy people.

Pandemic Proves Health Care Deregulation Saves Lives – Commentary

We have been liberating doctors, nurses, drug manufacturers, test makers, makers of personal protective equipment, etc. to do things that were illegal only a few months ago."

A New Chapter for Health Care News

This new partnership could not have come at a better time. Polls consistently show that health care is the number one issue with American voters. So, the need to inform candidates and the public about health care policy choices in this election year has never been greater. HCN is ideally positioned to do that.

A New Chapter for Health Care News – Message to Readers

Polls consistently show that health care is the number one issue with American voters. So, the need to inform candidates and the public about health care policy choices in this election year has never been greater. HCN is ideally positioned to do that.

John C. Goodman

John C. Goodman is president of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research.

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