The Competitive Enterprise Institute, Independent Institute, and National Center for Policy Analysis invite you to a cocktail reception to honor the publication of
Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis
by acclaimed health care scholar John C. Goodman, Ph.D.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Competitive Enterprise Institute
1899 L Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
About the Book
American health care is plagued with problems that arise because we are trapped in a system fraught with perverse incentives that raise the cost of care, reduce its quality, and make it less accessible than it should be. Far from addressing these problems, the Affordable Care Act exacerbates the divide between patient and payer in a way that takes choice and accountability out of the hands of those most affected by the price, quality, and availability of care.
In Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, John C. Goodman explains in clear and compelling language why the Affordable Care Act is bad policy and why it will accelerate the unsustainable trajectory of the American healthcare system. Goodman rejects the Obama Administration’s vision and offers a no-nonsense approach to health care reform.
Priceless is more than a critique of current policy; it offers a real and achievable prescription for reform. Relying on a common-sense understanding of how markets work, Goodman offers an unconventional diagnosis and proposes dozens of bold reforms that would liberate patients and caregivers from the trap of a third-party payment system that stands in the way of affordable, high-quality health care. The book is a must read for anyone who cares about the future of American health care.
Copies of Priceless will be available for purchase at the event.
About the Author
John C. Goodman, Ph.D., is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and President of the National Center for Policy Analysis. He is widely recognized as a leading expert in heath care policy, and is known as the “Father of Health Savings Accounts.” The journal Modern Healthcare called him one of four people who have most influenced the modern health care system.
Goodman is the author of more than 50 studies on health policy, retirement reform, and tax issues, as well as nine books, including the best selling Patient Power: Solving America’s Health Care Crisis. He is a regular guest on national news programs. And his Health Policy Blog is one of the most popular sources of commentary and analysis on healthcare issues.
Goodman earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, and a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University. He has taught and done research at Columbia University, Stanford University, Dartmouth College, Southern Methodist University and the University of Dallas.