EPPC’s Program on Health and Entitlement Reform, led by EPPC Senior Fellow James C. Capretta, addresses the most significant threat to the long-term prosperity of the United States: the exploding costs of the nation’s entitlement programs, led by spending on health care. Lasting and sustained reform requires bringing the discipline of a functioning marketplace to health care, as well as introducing gradual changes in the entitlement rules to encourage longer working lives and additional private savings among those who have the capacity to do more for themselves. Through publications, media appearances, and other public engagements, the program is informing the national debate on the dangers of the present course on health care and entitlements and pointing the way to a far better alternative.
Highlights of recent program activity:
Another Broken Promise: Obamacare Is Driving Costs Up, Not Down
A recent White House paper contends that Obamacare is slowing cost growth, just as the president promised. But this paper is just as misleading as previous attempts to defend the president’s other discredited promises. Read More.
Keeping the Pressure on Obamacare
Some are counseling opponents of Obamacare to stand back and wait for the law to collapse. A better approach is to come to the rescue of the law’s victims and in so doing speed the law’s demise. Read More.
It’s Already Too Late to Avoid the Train Wreck
Obamacare is putting the health insurance of millions of people at risk. Many Americans will still experience a break in coverage in 2014 even if the website is running perfectly in December, which is unlikely anyway. Read More.