NCPA Health Care Innovator In DC To Promote Widening Access Free-market Analyst Urges Congress to Consider Tax Credits & Revised MSAs

Washington, D.C. – As Congressional conferees attempt to balance increasing health insurance access for the uninsured with protecting patients' rights, Dr. John Goodman, president of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) and prominent health reform economist, will be in Washington next week to support broadening access through refundable tax credits and expanded Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs).

Author of the notable "Reforming the U.S. Health Care System" (1999) and "Patient Power: Solving America's Health Care Crisis" (1983), Dr. Goodman at a February 28th American Association of Health Plans policy conference will detail how Medical Savings Account provisions must change to benefit consumers. He will also promote his plan to provide refundable tax credits to purchase health insurance at a March 3rd Alliance for Health Reform Congressional briefing, an idea which has broad bi-partisan support.

WHO: John C. Goodman, Ph.D., NCPA President

WHAT: Health Care Access Policy Innovator

WHEN: February 28, March 3 — INTERVIEWS BY REQUEST

WHEN: National Center for Policy Analysis, 655 15th Street, NW, Suite 375, Washington, DC

Widening access to health insurance through refundable tax credits would:

  • Provide a health care commitment to every American.
  • Establish fair and equitable tax treatment for all health coverage.
  • Encourage everyone to purchase private insurance.
  • Keep the federal role in health insurance purely financial.
  • Provide those who elect to remain uninsured with a social safety net.