John C. Goodman, Ph.D. founded the NCPA in 1983 and has served as President since the center's inception. The Wall Street Journal called Dr. Goodman "the father of Health Savings Accounts," and National Journal declared him "winner of the devolution derby" because his ideas on ways to transfer power from government to the people have had a significant impact on Capitol Hill.
Dr. Goodman is the author of nine books, including Lives at Risk: Single-Payer National Health Insurance Around the World; Leaving Women Behind: Modern Families, Outdated Laws; Economics of Public Policy, a widely used college textbook, and Patient Power: Solving America's Health Care Crisis, the condensed version of which sold 300,000 copies and is credited with playing a pivotal role in the defeat of the Clinton administration's plan to overhaul the U.S. health care system.
He has authored numerous editorials in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor's Business Daily, Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, The San Diego Union-Tribune, and many others.
Dr. Goodman regularly appears on television, including PBS' The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, CNN, CNBC and the Fox News Channel. He was a debater on several of William F. Buckley Jr.'s Firing Line shows, and has appeared on a number of two-hour prime time debates, including debates on the flat tax, welfare reform and Social Security privatization.
He regularly briefs members of Congress on economic policy issues and frequently testifies before congressional committees.
He is author/co-author of more than 50 published studies on such topics as health policy, tax reform and school choice.
Dr. Goodman has an active speaking schedule and has addressed more than 100 different organizations on public policy issues.
He received the prestigious Duncan Black award in 1988 for the best scholarly article on public choice economics.
Dr. Goodman received a Ph.D. in economics from
. He has taught and done research at several colleges and universities including
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