John Goodman has been developing innovative ideas on how to create a better health system, a less expensive health system, a health system with more access for well over two decades. He really was the creator of the health-savings-account model and developed that entire initiative to try to give people increased resources and increased control over their health. 
Newt Gingrich to Wolf Blitzer

John Goodman…is the leading expert on free market (health care reform) proposals for probably the most dysfunctional 1/6th of our economy that exists. He does a spectacular job.
Jeb Bush, 2/23/12

Many years ago I read a book called Patient Power. It was…written by Musgrave and Goodman. John Goodman is…known as the Father of Health Savings Accounts.
Sean Hannity, 10/31/13

Health policy analyst John Goodman points out that e-Health could enroll the entire country if it were given the freedom to do that. But government says no – e-Health is private.
John Stossel, 11/4/13

We have health savings accounts today because of two people – John Goodman and Pat Rooney.
Sen. Phil Gramm

My aspiration is, one day, to know as much about the national health care debate as John Goodman will forget in one day. And if I have achieved that, then I have achieved a lot. 
Jeb Hensarling -Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee

I don’t know anyone in the country that understands the mechanics of health care policy better than Dr. Goodman does. 
Mike Huckabee

John Goodman is the patron saint of patient power.
Rep. Michael C. Burgess

You’ve got the world’s expert on what you should be doing on health care in John. And let the record show that I am an apostle of Goodman-ism. I think that John’s scheme for personal health care accounts is absolutely the way for your country to go and for my country. 
Daniel Hannan, European Parliament member

John Goodman is the father of medical savings accounts. To my knowledge, he was the first to come up with the idea of it. And I was fortunate enough to be able to learn about that and have the opportunity to author the legislation in the Congress of the United States.
Bill Archer, former Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee

John has been by far the most indefatigable proponent of HSAs and Modern Healthcare picked the right guy.  There is no question that John fits the name of the tribute precisely.  There’s no question but that John has been hugely influential in health policy.
Uwe Reinhardt, professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University, referring to Modern Healthcare magazine’s cover story tribute to Dr. Goodman as one of the four people who has most influenced health care.