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New Way to Care

Social Protections That Put Families First

John C. Goodman (author)

ISBN: 9781598133172

Publication Date: Dec 2020

Format: Hardback

Explores reasonable alternatives to the US's current dependency on inefficient government programs. John Goodman guides readers through the governmental maze of healthcare, social security and other governmental insurance programs, and offers important solutions that are relevant for today.
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All developed countries in the world today, especially in the U.S., face a common problem: they have promised more than they can deliver. People are expecting benefits for which taxpayers are not likely willing or able to pay. In addition, the benefits that government provides are all too often delivered inefficiently, impersonally, inflexibly, and in a way that encourages perverse behavior on the part of the beneficiaries. In New Way to Care: Social Protections That Put Families First, the author, John C. Goodman, considers this dilemma and explores reasonable alternatives to our current dependency on inefficient government programs. Dr. Goodman guides us through the governmental maze of healthcare, social security and other governmental insurance programs, and offers important solutions that are relevant for today.
Pages 384
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Dec 2020
Publisher Independent Institute
Subject/s Politics & Government   Economic systems & structures   Social services & welfare, criminology   Social welfare & social services   Welfare economics  
  • Introduction: A Better Approach to Public Policy
  • Section I: Managing Life's Risks
  • 1. The Case for Change
  • 2. Opportunities for Change
  • 3. The Mechanics of Change
  • 4. The Parameters of Change
  • Section II: Taking a Closer Look at the Risks
  • 5. The Risk of Growing Too Old and Outliving One's Assets
  • 6. The Risk of Dying Too Young and Leaving Dependent
  • Family Members without Resources
  • 7. The Risk of Becoming Disabled and Facing Financial Ruin
  • 8. The Risk of Facing a Major Health Event and Being Unable to Afford Needed Medical Care
  • 9. The Risk of Becoming Unemployed and Finding No Market for One's Skills
  • Section III: Taking a Closer Look at Some Solutions
  • 10. Addressing the Risks of Old Age
  • 11. Opting Out of Social Security Survivors' Insurance
  • 12. Opting Out of Social Security Disability Insurance
  • 13. Addressing the Risk of Ill-health
  • 14. Opting Out of Unemployment Insurance
  • Conclusion: Life Under a Reformed System
John C. Goodman is a public policy expert on healthcare policy, retirement reform, and tax issues. He is Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the award-winning and widely acclaimed book, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis from the Independent Institute. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other media, have called him the "Father of Health Savings Accounts." Modern Healthcare says he is one of the four people who have most changed the modern healthcare system. Dr. Goodman is frequently invited to testify before Congress on healthcare reform, and he is the author of more than fifty studies on health policy, retirement reform, and tax issues plus ten books. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University and was the founder and president of the National Center for Policy Analysis. He has taught at Columbia University, Stanford University, Dartmouth College, Southern Methodist University, and the University of Dallas. In 1988, he received the prestigious Duncan Black Award for the best scholarly article in public choice economics. Goodman regularly appears on television and radio news programs, including those on Fox News Channel, CNN, and CNBC, and his articles appear in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, National Review, and other national publications. He also directed the grassroots public policy campaign, "Free Our Health Care Now,"
" an unsurpassed national education effort to communicate patient-centered alternatives to a government-run healthcare system. The initiative resulted in the largest online petition ever delivered on Capitol Hill.

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