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


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

Delay, Repeal, Replace

Published in The Weekly Standard on February 4, 2013

The Budget Battles Ahead

Published in National Review Online on January 7, 2013

Medicare Reform After the Election

Published in e21 on December 13, 2012

Raising Medicare Eligibility a First Step Towards Deficit Reduction

Published in U.S. News and World Report Debate Club on December 6, 2012

Why ObamaCare Is Still No Sure Thing

Published in The Wall Street Journal on November 18, 2012

Health Policy After the Election

Published in Health Affairs on November 9, 2012

The Turnaround Washington Needs

Published in e21 on November 2, 2012

ObamaCare’s Heavy Toll on Middle Class Americans

Published in e21 on October 19, 2012

Kaiser’s Faux ‘Study’ of Premium Support

Published in National Review Online on October 15, 2012

The Candidates’ Positions on Medicare Advantage

Published in The Hill on September 28, 2012

The Status of the Medicare Advantage Program

Published in House Ways and Means Committee on September 21, 2012

The Medicare Distortions

Published in National Review Online on September 10, 2012

Ryan and His Panicky Critics

Published in National Review Online on August 30, 2012

More Mediscare

Published in The Weekly Standard on August 20, 2012

Health Care Costs and ObamaCare

Published in e21 on July 31, 2012

The Mandate After the Court

Published in National Review Online on July 16, 2012

RomneyCare Is the Right Vision

Published in USA Today on June 14, 2012

Supreme Suspense

Published in e21 on June 13, 2012

It’s Obama’s Economy

Published in National Review Online on June 6, 2012

Obamacare Hurts Seniors

Published in National Review Online on May 10, 2012

Exposing the Medicare Double Count

Published in The Wall Street Journal

How to Replace Obamacare

Published in National Affairs on April 9, 2012

GOP Budget Will Tackle Economic Challenges

Published in Special to CNN

A Clash of Conscience

Published in National Review Online on January 30, 2012

Populist Rhetoric Does Not a Plan Make

Published in economics21 on January 25, 2012

Obama’s Final SOTU?

Published in National Review Online on January 25, 2012

Inside the Obamacare Spin Zone

Published in National Review Online on January 23, 2012

The Medicare Debate

Published in National Review Online on December 27, 2011

Super Committee Post-Mortem

Published in Health Affairs Blog on November 23, 2011

Supercommittee, Super Confusion

Published in National Review Online on November 18, 2011

Delay Health Law's Implementation

Published in Politico

CLASS Dismissed

Published in The Weekly Standard

World CLASS Contortions

Published in National Review Online

The Reconciliation Option

Published in National Review Online

Obama’s Bad Budget Moves

Published in National Review Online on September 22, 2011

Don't Forget Obamacare

Published in The Weekly Standard

The Case for Competition in Medicare

Published in The Heritage Foundation