John C. Goodman – President and CEO

John C. Goodman is one of the nation’s leading thinkers on health policy. The Wall Street Journal calls Dr. Goodman “the father of Health Savings Accounts.” Modern Healthcare says he is one of four people who have most influenced the changes shaping our health care system.


Creating jobs, liberating taxpayers, empowering patients, and more…

Our Experts

  • We work with the best scholars from around the country on the nation’s most difficult public policy problems.

  • Our mission is to find private alternatives to government programs that aren’t working.

  • Ideas have enormous potential to change the course of human events. What follows are some examples.

Our Virtual Think Tank

“I founded the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) and served as its leader for 31 years. During that time, I pioneered the concept of a “think tank without walls.” By that I mean our most important scholars were not our employees, even though they often functioned like employees. Some of our most important activities were joint ventures with organizations that retained their separate identities, even though at times we acted as a single entity to achieve a common purpose.” — John Goodman

Our History

John Goodman founded the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) in 1983 and served as its president and CEO for 31 years. For much of that time, Jeanette Goodman was also involved with the NCPA – as outside marketing consultant, director of marketing, vice president for development, executive vice president and as de facto COO. In 1994, Governor Pete du Pont joined the NCPA board and for many years served as its chairman.

With Gratitude – Governor Pete du Pont

With Gratitude to Governor du Pont, who has worked with John and Jeanette Goodman for many years.  He retired as chairman of the NCPA in 2012, the organization which John Goodman founded 31 years ago.