Board Member: Ouster of Goodman at NCPA a ‘Shocker’

He was the right’s go-to expert on Obamacare, the so-called father of Health Savings Accounts, and the founding president of the National Center for Policy Analysis, a right-leaning Dallas think tank. Now John C. Goodman is out as the group’s president and chief executive officer. In a terse statement late this afternoon, the NCPA said that it has …

… terminated the employment of President and CEO John Goodman, effective immediately. A statement issued by the organization said that the board’s vote to dismiss Goodman was unanimous. “Because this is a personnel issue, the details are and will remain confidential.”

Reached by phone this evening, one NCPA board member said that, “on advice of counsel,” he and the other board members wouldn’t be commenting just now, because they’re “trying to speak with a harmonious voice.” But Goodman’s abrupt removal, he agreed, “is a shocker.” More details to come as they emerge …