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.

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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PUBLICATIONS


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Halbig and Its Aftermath

Published in National Review Online on July 28, 2014

Medicare Isn’t Fixed

Published in National Review Online on July 17, 2014

GOP Should Stop Avoiding Payroll Tax Reform

Published in e21 on July 9, 2014

Better Healthcare for the Poor

Published in The Hill on May 20, 2014

The Reform Backlog

Published in National Review Online on May 14, 2014

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The Obamacare Opportunity

Published in The Weekly Standard on May 5, 2014

When a Republican Runs Obamacare

Published in e21 on April 8, 2014

What the President’s Budget Reveals

Published in e21 on March 11, 2014

Medicare’s Private Option

Published in National Review Online on March 6, 2014

A Doc Fix That’s Not a Fix

Published in National Review Online on February 25, 2014

Obamacare and the Coming Debt Crisis

Published in e21 on February 10, 2014

Obamacare and the Coming Debt Crisis

Published in e21 on February 10, 2014

Much Better than Obamacare

Published in National Review Online on January 30, 2014

The Burr-Coburn-Hatch Proposal

Published in The Weekly Standard on January 27, 2014

Unwinding Obamacare

Published in Weekly Standard on January 27, 2014

ObamaCare’s Mandate Meltdown

Published in New York Post on January 19, 2014

The Emerging Conservative Effort to Help the Poor

Published in e21 on January 13, 2014

The HHS Mandate Goes Live

Published in National Review Online on January 6, 2014

Obamacare’s Troubles Are Far From Over

Published in e21 on December 9, 2013

Keeping the Pressure on Obamacare

Published in National Review Online on November 20, 2013

It’s Already Too Late to Avoid the Train Wreck

Published in e21 on November 12, 2013

Some Progress on Premium Support

Published in National Review Online on September 20, 2013

The Play Should Be Delay

Published in The Weekly Standard on September 16, 2013

The Soft Underbelly of Obamacare

Published in The Weekly Standard on August 12, 2013

Congressional Testimony: The Obama Administration’s Delay of the Employer Mandate

Published in House Ways and Means Committee on July 10, 2013

The Fiasco That Is Obamacare

Published in The Weekly Standard on July 8, 2013

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Yes, Premiums Will Go Up

Published in National Review Online on June 19, 2013

The Role of Medicare Fee-for-Service in Inefficient Health Care Delivery

Published in American Enterprise Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on April 16, 2013

Medicaid Overhaul Must Focus on Long-Term Care

Published in Roll Call on April 12, 2013

It’s Time to Delay Obamacare

Published in AEI Ideas on April 4, 2013

A Budget to Reject

Published in National Review Online on April 12, 2013

The President’s Budget Is No Move Toward the Center

Published in Debate Club, U.S. News and World Report on April 11, 2013

Federal Grant Funding is Key to Medicaid Reform in Texas

Published in The Houston Chronicle on April 6, 2013

More on Medicaid Reform in Texas

Published in Diagnosis on March 21, 2013

End Medicaid’s Crony Federalism

Published in National Review Online on March 23, 2013

Recasting Conservative Economics

Published in National Affairs on March 27, 2013

Saving Seniors and Our Most Vulnerable Citizens from an Entitlement Crisis

Published in Energy and Commerce Committee on March 18, 2013

To Save Medicare, Change the Model

Published in USA Today on March 11, 2013

Obama’s Sequester Scare Tactics

Published in National Review Online on February 27, 2013

The Top Ten Health-Care Bills for 2013

Published in National Review Online on February 20, 2013

Another Non-Accommodation

Published in National Review Online on February 5, 2013