James C. Capretta Publications

When a Republican Runs Obamacare

e21 | Published on April 8, 2014

By James C. Capretta

President Obama has opened the door to reinterpreting Obamacare after he leaves office. The creative use of that opportunity by a future president could speed up the replacement of Obamacare with an alternative plan.

The ACA: Still Falling Short

National Review Online | Published on April 1, 2014

By James C. Capretta

Americans were told that Obamacare would lower costs for everyone, and that people could keep their old plans. People now understand the law will never deliver on these promises.

Centralized Power Saps Fairness and Innovation

New York Times' Room for Debate Blog | Published on March 20, 2014

By James C. Capretta

The federal government is now calling the shots in health care, and the result will be a steady decrease in the quality of American medicine.

What the President’s Budget Reveals

e21 | Published on March 11, 2014

By James C. Capretta

The president’s budget is built on tax hikes, defense cuts, and the lowering of health care price controls. That’s a recipe for slower growth, global instability, and impeded access to care for seniors.

Medicare’s Private Option

National Review Online | Published on March 6, 2014

By James C. Capretta

In Medicare, the Obama administration’s objective is to strangle and eventually eliminate the private sector components that are outside of full government control.