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.
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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Proposals to Reform the President’s Budget and the Congressional Budget Process
Published in Senate Budget Committee on April 27, 2016
Beware of a Supreme Court ‘Solution’ for the Little Sisters
Published in National Review Online on April 6, 2016
The Original Understanding of the Role of Congress and How Far We’ve Drifted From It
Published in House Judiciary Committee on March 1, 2016
No, Rubio’s Plan Does Not Include an Individual Mandate
Published in National Review Online on March 1, 2016
Debate Debrief: GOP Final Five Hit the Lone Star State
Published in AEIdeas on February 26, 2016
What’s Holding Back the Supply of Innovative, Consumer-Friendly Medical Services?
Published in Mercatus Center on February 23, 2016
Instead of ObamaCare: Giving Health-Care Power to the People
Published in Wall Street Journal on January 24, 2016
Replacing the Affordable Care Act and Other Suggested Reforms
Published in The JAMA Forum on December 21, 2015
Improving Health and Health Care: An Agenda for Reform (Full Report)
Published in AEI: Improving Health and Health Care on December 9, 2015
Improving Health and Health Care: An Agenda for Reform
Published in Health Affairs on December 9, 2015
A Clear Path for Repealing and Replacing Obamacare Is Coming into View
Published in National Review Online on December 7, 2015
An ACA Provision You’ve Never Heard Of Could End Up Being Very Costly
Published in RealClearHealth on November 23, 2015
Exploring Superior Approaches to the Affordable Care Act
Published in Economics21.org on November 2, 2015
Rubio, Cruz, and Lee Are Wrong to Oppose the House Reconciliation Bill
Published in National Review Online on October 28, 2015
Indexing in the Affordable Care Act: The Impact on the Federal Budget
Published in Mercatus Center - George Mason University on October 27, 2015
Jeb Bush Offers a Smart, Conservative Obamacare Alternative
Published in National Review Online on October 13, 2015
Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services and Medicaid Reform
Published in Platte Institute for Economic Research on August 20, 2015
Three Actual — and Actually Good — Plans to Replace Obamacare
Published in National Review Online on August 19, 2015
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