James C. Capretta
Program: Health and Entitlement Reform
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.
In addition to his work as a researcher and commentator on public policy issues, Mr. Capretta is also a health policy and research consultant, and he serves as a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.
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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A Market-Based Contingency Plan for King v. Burwell
Published in Health Affairs on June 15, 2015
Remember ‘Reconciliation’? The GOP Can Move an Agenda without Democratic Support
Published in National Review Online on May 12, 2015
The Budget Act at Forty: Time for Budget Process Reform
Published in Mercatus Research on March 25, 2015
The GOP Must Use the Reconciliation Option Prudently
Published in National Review Online on March 19, 2015
An Emerging Consensus: Medicare Advantage Is Working And Can Deliver Meaningful Reform
Published in Health Affairs Blog on November 6, 2014
The Latest Step in the HHS Mandate Saga: The Non-Accommodation Is Still Not a Solution
Published in National Review Online on August 22, 2014
The GOP Needs Realistic Expectations for Governing from Congress
Published in AEIdeas on August 12, 2014
A Health Reform Framework: Breaking Out Of The Medicaid Model
Published in Health Affairs on July 10, 2014
Here Are Good Ways to Replace Obamacare, Not Simply Repeal It
Published in Washington Examiner on June 20, 2014
Hitting the Political Sweet Spot on an Obamacare Alternative
Published in The Weekly Standard Blog on June 5, 2014
How Many People Will Pay the Individual Mandate Tax for 2014?
Published in e21 on May 7, 2014
A Senate GOP Health Reform Proposal: The Burr-Coburn-Hatch Plan
Published in Health Affairs on February 12, 2014
Compelling Evidence Makes the Case for a Market-Driven Health Care System
Published in The Heritage Foundation on December 20, 2013
Obamacare Is Falling Apart Before Our Eyes: ObamaCare Madness, Christmas Edition
Published in Weekly Standard on December 20, 2013
Another Broken Promise: Obamacare Is Driving Costs Up, Not Down
Published in The Weekly Standard on November 26, 2013
Jumpstarting Entitlement Reform: Replace Obamacare’s Flawed Medicare ACOs with a Better Model
Published in e21 on October 14, 2013
CBO’s Long-Term Budget Projections: The Outlook Is Even Worse Than It Looks
Published in Health Affairs on October 2, 2013
Win the Argument: How the GOP Can Get the Upper Hand
Published in The Weekly Standard on October 2, 2013