New Way to Care
New Way to Care

New Way to Care

Social Protections that Put Families First

POLITICAL SCIENCE

384 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Hardcover

Hardcover, $28.95 (US $28.95) (CA $37.95)

Publication Date: December 2020

ISBN 9781598133172

Price: $28.95
 
 

Overview

"John Goodman is a national treasure whose New Way to Care: Social Protections That Put Families First should be national policy. It is pragmatic, knowledgeable, and accessible. Read it and help to accomplish John's wise advice." —Regina E. Herzlinger, Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School   The COVID-19 pandemic. The Great Recession. The dot-com bust. The early '90s recession. Every decade or so a disaster hits the United States and reminds us that many American families live one calamity away from financial ruin.  But what if there were a better way to help families protect themselves from life's risks? And what if that way did not further bloat large government bureaucracies and inflate even more their obscene budgets?   Fortunately, author, economist, policy entrepreneur, and Independent Institute Senior Fellow John C. Goodman, Ph.D., has forged just such a path.   In New Way to Care: Social Protections That Put Families First, Goodman offers a bold strategy for giving Americans more control over their destiny, while still promoting—at far less expense—the important social goals that gave rise to government safety-net programs in the first place.   Here are just a few of the life-risks to which Goodman—the "Father of Health Savings Accounts," according to the Wall Street Journal—presents solutions:  •Growing too old and outliving one's assets•Dying too young and leaving dependent family members without resources•Becoming disabled and facing financial catastrophe•Suffering a major health event and being unable to afford needed medical care•Becoming unemployed and finding no market for one's skills.  In New Way to Care, Goodman invites us to envision smartly crafted social protections that better serve the nation's families—and eliminate the risk that America's safety-net expenditures will drive the U.S. economy over a fiscal cliff. The debate in America over social insurance will never be the same.   "In New Way to Care, John Goodman is consistently ahead of his time with market solutions which align incentives that respect the agency of individuals while ensuring there is a social safety net. What he writes today will be policy in the coming years." —Bill Cassidy, M.D., U. S. Senator

Reviews

"John Goodman is an extraordinarily deep, knowledgeable, and original architect of American domestic policy. His book New Way to Care provides a compelling path out of our terrible social insurance policy morass. It is a must read for anyone. . ."—Laurence J. Kotlikoff, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor, Boston University

"Long one of the nation's leading health policy experts, Goodman has a history of proposing the next big thing in market-based reforms. New Way to Care takes readers on a tour of federal entitlement programs in search for win-win policy changes that can leave everyone better off." —Mitchel E. Daniels Jr., President, Purdue University; former Governor of Indiana

"No one has worked longer and more effectively at creating a modern, people-oriented and affordable health system than John Goodman. He is an amazing pioneer and his book New Way to Care reflects his knowledge and his insights." —Newt Gingrich, former Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives

"John Goodman is someone everyone should listen to when it comes to healthcare policy—with his book New Way to Care, the same can now be said for social insurance. . .While others propose more regulation to cure the ills caused by past regulations, Goodman proposes the types of market-based reforms that can make our social insurance system function better." —Kevin M. Murphy, George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, University of Chicago

"John Goodman is one of the most creative thinkers of our time in the complex world of health care policy. In his book New Way to Care, he puts forth important, thought-provoking ideas about the role of government in the personal lives of Americans. Read it!" —Scott W. Atlas, M.D., Robert Wesson Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

"In New Way to Care, John Goodman is consistently ahead of his time with market solutions which align incentives that respect the agency of individuals while ensuring there is a social safety net. What he writes today will be policy in the coming years." —Bill Cassidy, M.D., U.S. Senator

Author Biography

John C. Goodman is Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, President of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, and a regular guest on CNN, PBS, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, and CNBC. He also frequently writes for the Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, USA Today, Forbes, National Review, and Health Affairs. Frequently invited to testify before Congress on health-care reform, Dr. Goodman received his Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University.

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