Groundbreaking New Book: Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, by John C. Goodman
By David J. Theroux • Monday June 18, 2012 10:24 AM PDT •
We are very pleased to announce the publication of our very timely, widely acclaimed, and compelling, new book on how to get beyond partisanship and special-interest politics to resolve one of biggest issues facing us today, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis by our Research Fellow John C. Goodman. Dr. Goodman is the renowned, free-market, healthcare economist who The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal correctly call “the father of health savings accounts.”
Healthcare debate is paramount in the elections for 2012, the ongoing economic malaise and high costs for healthcare, the looming of ObamaCare and uncertainty of what costs this might entail, the public’s cynicism over Washington power and spending, and the imminent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding individual mandates for health insurance.
In Priceless, Dr. Goodman discusses how patients, healthcare providers, employers, and employees are all trapped in a dysfunctional, government-dominated, bureaucratic, healthcare system fraught with perverse incentives that raise costs, reduce quality, and make care less accessible. Unless changed, these incentives will only worsen the problems in the coming months and years. He demonstrates how market forces have been driven out from the American healthcare system, making it nearly impossible to solve problems as effectively or efficiently as in virtually every other type of consumer marketplace. Dr. Goodman cuts through the politics to think “outside the box” and propose dozens of bold and crucial innovations that, if adopted, would enable caregivers, entrepreneurs, and patients to use their knowledge and creativity to create access to low-cost, high-quality healthcare.
Last week, Dr. Goodman was interviewed on the Wall Street Journal’s “Opinion Journal TV,” “The Street TV,” and “Real News from The Blaze,” and this week and next he is already scheduled to be on “Fox and Friends,” “Stossel,” “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” and other national TV and radio programs, and numerous print and online media are further planning on reporting on the groundbreaking findings in Priceless.
Please join with us to “Like” the webpage for Priceless, and copies of the book (also available on Kindle and Apple’s iBooks) can be purchased at special discounts now for yourself and to send to family, friends, colleagues, and opinion leaders in business, media, academia, and policymaking.
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