Goodman is not only an economist, he is also an author of numerous books and articles on Healthcare, his specialty. He provides excellent ideas of how to slowing and efficiently fix the our healthcare and insurance system. Just understanding it’s two different systems is important. How good is our healthcare system, is not necessarily dependent on how good our insurance system is. At this date however, it is easy to see both need substantial improvement. The better the healthcare system, the lower the costs would be, and the less insurance would even be needed. Understanding that a plethora of participants, market and even government are trying to manipulate the system for self or special interests, causing many of the problems in the first place, must never be underestimated.
“The Ryan health plan throws good money after bad by repeating the Obamacare mistake of spending all the reform money in what has become the most dysfunctional part of the system—the individual market,” Goodman writes in Forbes. The tax credit should apply, he argues, “in the group market, where premiums are lower and coverage is better.” – John C. Goodman