James C. Capretta

James C. Capretta

Senior Fellow

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Contact: jcapretta@eppc.org

James C. Capretta, a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, studies and provides commentary on a wide range of public policy and economic issues, with a focus on health-care and entitlement reform, U.S. fiscal policy, and global population aging.

Mr. Capretta served in senior positions in the executive and legislative branches of the federal government for sixteen years.  From 2001 to 2004, he was an Associate Director at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where he had responsibility for health-care, Social Security, education, and welfare programs.

Mr. Capretta’s essays and articles have been featured in numerous print and online publications, and he appears regularly as a witness at congressional hearings and as a commentator on television and radio programs.

Mr. Capretta serves as a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and as an affiliated scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

In addition to his work as a researcher and commentator on public policy issues, Mr. Capretta is regularly engaged as a consultant on health policy matters.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Capretta served for a decade in Congress as a senior analyst for health-care and social security issues and for three years as a budget examiner at OMB. He has an MA in Public Policy Studies from Duke University, and he graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in Government.

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PUBLICATIONS


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Don’t Forget About the IPAB

Published in RealClearHealth on March 8, 2016

An Agenda to Court Trump Supporters

Published in RealClearPolicy on February 23, 2016

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The ACA and Its Employment Effects

Published in Health Affairs Blog on February 3, 2016

Debate Debrief

Published in AEIdeas on January 29, 2016

President Obama’s Legacy of Red Ink

Published in RealClearPolicy on January 25, 2016

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The Fallout From the Budget Deals

Published in RealClearPolicy on January 11, 2016

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The ACA’s ‘Indexing’ Charade

Published in RealClearPolicy on October 28, 2015

On Taxes, Trump is No Reagan

Published in National Review Online on October 6, 2015

The Hillarycare Sequel to Obamacare

Published in National Review Online on September 30, 2015

Don’t Kill the Cadillac Tax (Yet)

Published in National Review Online on September 21, 2015

Health Care Reform From the Bottom Up

Published in RealClearPolicy on September 3, 2015

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Medicare at 50

Published in National Review Online on July 28, 2015

The Debt Is Still a Major Threat

Published in Real Clear Policy on June 30, 2015

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Unpacking The Burr-Hatch-Upton Plan

Published in Health Affairs on March 24, 2015

An Unappealing ‘Doc Fix’

Published in National Review Online on March 25, 2015

Why Not Cut the Payroll Tax?

Published in National Review Online on February 13, 2015

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The Reform Tightrope

Published in National Review Online on January 16, 2015

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Debating Economics

Published in National Review Online on January 6, 2015

How to Replace Obamacare

Published in National Review Online on December 1, 2014

Lessons from the 1995 Strategy

Published in The Weekly Standard on November 25, 2014

4 Rules for Replacing Obamacare

Published in POLITICO on October 16, 2014

The Obama Rosy Scenario

Published in National Review Online on October 16, 2014

Getting There

Published in The Weekly Standard on September 18, 2014

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Three Shaky Pillars of Obama Fiscal Policy

Published in e21 on September 15, 2014