Last year, the Cato Institute held a forum on John Goodman's latest book on health reform, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America (Independent Institute, 2015). Goodman founded and was the longtime president and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis. The Wall Street Journal calls him “the father of health savings accounts,” and he is currently president of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research and a senior fellow at the Independent Institute. Video of the book forum is available here.
I posted a lightly edited transcript of my interview of Goodman, which did a good job of highlighting the differences among ObamaCare opponents, in three parts:
- "Goodman, Part I: Repeal-Obsessed Republicans Don't Understand Obamacare Is Kind Of A Gift"
- "Goodman, Part II: Obamacare Exchanges, Medicaid Expansion Degrade Health Care Quality"
- "Goodman, Part III: Health-Insurance Tax Credits Are 'A Financial Mandate'"
For more on the three schools of ObamaCare opponents, see Cato's previous book forum on Philip Klein's Overcoming Obamacare: Three Approaches to Reversing the Government Takeover of Health Care (Washington Examiner, 2015).