James C. Capretta

An ACA Provision You’ve Never Heard Of Could End Up Being Very Costly

Obamacare’s financing depends on cuts in Medicare that will hinder access to care for beneficiaries.

What the Republican Debates Should Be About

The moderators of the next GOP presidential debate should steer the conversation toward their substantive disagreements, not trivialities or personal attacks and accusations.


Exploring Superior Approaches to the Affordable Care Act

It is possible to provide secure insurance for the sick without the high expense and coercion of Obamacare.

Rubio, Cruz, and Lee Are Wrong to Oppose the House Reconciliation Bill

Reconciliation is a powerful tool, but it can’t be used to repeal Obamacare without also replacing it.

The ACA’s ‘Indexing’ Charade

Congress will inevitably backpedal on key provisions in Obamacare, at which point the law will become a massive drain on the treasury.

Indexing in the Affordable Care Act: The Impact on the Federal Budget

As more taxpayers and beneficiaries come to understand the full implications of “indexing” provisions in the Affordable Care Act, pressure will build to make significant adjustments to them. The result could be much higher spending and lower revenue than originally forecast by the Congressional Budget Office.

Jeb Bush Offers a Smart, Conservative Obamacare Alternative

Jeb Bush has offered a health care plan that the electorate will find preferable to the government-centric focus of Obamacare.

On Taxes, Trump is No Reagan

President Reagan would never have proposed something so transparently infeasible as the tax plan of Donald Trump.

The Hillarycare Sequel to Obamacare

Hillary Clinton paved the way for Obamacare with the plan she pushed as first lady in 1993 and 1994. If elected, she will “build upon” Obamacare with more government control.

The Coming Process of Candidate Elimination

Polls right now aren’t screening out the candidates who would have no chance of ever winning the 2016 presidential election. But that time will come.