Book DetailHardcover: 392 pages Publisher: Independent Institute
From the Publisher
In the groundbreaking book Priceless, John C. Goodman reveals how healthcare is a “complex system” that cannot be managed from the top down. True reform requires liberating doctors and patients by allowing them to interact in innovative ways to help meet unique individual medical needs.
About the Author
John C. Goodman is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and President and Kellye Wright Fellow in Health Care at the National Center for Policy Analysis. 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 pro-market, pro-private sector solutions to health care problems are routinely examined and debated by top health policy experts throughout the country. He is frequently invited to testify before Congress on health care reform, and he is the author of more than fifty studies on health policy, retirement reform and tax issues plus nine 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Health Insurance Around the World (with Gerald Musgrave and Devon Herrick); Leaving Women Behind: Modern Families, Outdated Laws (with Kimberley A. Strassel and Celeste Colgan); and the trailblazing Patient Power: Solving America's Health Care Crisis, that sold more than 300,000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, and Privatization.
He 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.
Goodman 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, Investor’s Business Daily, National Review, Health Affairs, Kaiser Health News and other national publications. Goodman was also the pivotal lead expert in the grassroots public policy campaign, “Free Our Health Care Now,” an unsurpassed national education effort to communicate patient-centered alternatives to a government-run health care system. The initiative resulted in the largest online petition ever delivered on Capitol Hill.
Priceless: Curing the Heathcare Crisis
Patients, providers, employers, and employees are all trapped in a dysfunctional healthcare system fraught with perverse incentives that raise costs, reduce quality, and make care less accessible. Now Priceless cuts through the politics and proposes dozens of bold reforms for the new Healthcare Contract with America to free patients and caregivers to be empowered to chart their own lives with low-cost, high-quality healthcare.
“I have been following John Goodman’s health policy ideas for as long as I’ve been on Capitol Hill. . . . Priceless makes it abundantly clear why he is a source of wisdom, insight, and innovative thinking.”