James C. Capretta Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center
The Entitlement Crisis Is Looming
President Trump has put an end to the fighting over entitlement reform by simply refusing to face the problem altogether, in effect denying that any solution is needed at all. He has taken the Democrats’ denial a step further, and Republicans have been all too willing to follow his lead.
The House Republicans’ Health Plan
House Republican leaders have proposed a plan that differs in important ways from Obamacare. It will be up to the voters to decide if they like what they see.
Entitlement Reform Remains an Absolute Necessity
Entitlement reform is not optional. If we wait until a crisis is upon us, the cuts will be blunt and disruptive.
Macra: The Quiet Health-Care Takeover
A 962-page rule puts the federal government between doctors and patients.
The Joint Budget Resolution: A More Collaborative Budget Process
Fixing the federal budget process is not a panacea. But a better process could make it easier for Congress and the president to agree on a budget framework.
Proposals to Reform the President’s Budget and the Congressional Budget Process
Today’s budget process does not facilitate executive-legislative agreement, or help policymakers focus on long-term entitlement spending, which is the country’s primary fiscal challenge.
The Increasing Instability of Obamacare
Obamacare is financially and politically unstable because very few middle-class families are signing up for coverage through the law’s exchanges.
Donald Trump’s Empty Health Care Promises
Donald Trump says he will make health care great again. But his brief sketch of a plan would destabilize insurance markets and increase the ranks of the uninsured.
A Party Is Only as Good as Its Principles
Going into the 2016 election cycle, Republicans had a golden opportunity. All that was needed was general consensus within the party on the important features of a governing agenda for the future, and a strong, reform-minded presidential nominee who could ride that agenda to victory in November.
Beware of a Supreme Court ‘Solution’ for the Little Sisters
The Supreme Court would do great harm to religious liberty if imposed a “solution” in the Little Sisters case that produces the outcome the administration has been seeking all along.