John C. Goodman, Ph.D.

John C. Goodman, Ph.D. is Research Fellow at The Independent Institute, President and Kellye Wright Fellow in Health Care at the National Center for Policy Analysis, and the author of 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.”

John Goodman’s Health Policy Blog is the premier health care blog on the Internet where market-based solutions to health care problems are routinely examined and debated by top health policy experts. He is frequently invited to testify before Congress on healthcare reform, and he is the author of more than fifty studies on health policy, retirement reform and tax issues plus ten books, including Lives at Risk: Single Payer National Health Insurance Around the World (with Gerald Musgrave and Devon Herrick); Leaving Women Behind: Modern Families, Outdated Laws (with Kimberley A. Strassel and Celeste Colgan); and Patient Power: Solving America's Health Care Crisis, that sold more than 300,000 copies. His other books include The Handbook on State Health Care Reform, National Health Care in Great Britain: Lessons for the U.S.A., Economics of Public Policy: The Micro View (with Edwin Dolan), Fighting the War of Ideas in Latin America (with Ramona Marotz-Baden), Social Security in the United Kingdom: Contracting Out of the System, and Privatization.

Dr. Goodman received his Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University, and he has taught and completed research at Columbia University, Stanford University, Dartmouth College, Southern Methodist University and the University of Dallas.

He regularly appears on television and radio news programs on Fox News Channel, CNN, PBS, Fox Business Network and CNBC, and his articles appear in The Wall Street Journal, Politico, Investor’s Business Daily, Health Affairs, National Review, Kaiser Health News, Daily Caller, Forbes, and other national publications.

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