Last updated on: 1/5/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

James C. Capretta, MA Biography

Title:
Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC)
Position:
Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“The truth is, the more we learn about ObamaCare, the worse it gets. It’s filled with budgetary gimmicks and flawed assumptions that will bankrupt the U.S. treasury. Its taxes will force deep cuts in employment in the medical device and other industries. Restaurants and other employers will have strong incentives to avoid hiring workers from low income households in order to lessen the burden from the law’s mandates and penalties. It will disrupt insurance for millions of Americans who are perfectly happy with the coverage they have today. And the government’s clumsy cost-cutting efforts will undermine the quality of American medicine.”

“The More We Learn, the Worse It Gets,” www.obamacarewatch.org, June 8, 2010

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC)
  • Director, ObamaCareWatch project, e21 (Economic Policies for the 21st Century)
  • Health policy and research consultant, Civic Enterprises
  • Adjunct Fellow, Global Aging Initiative, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Adjunct Fellow, Hudson Institute
  • Contributing Editor, New Atlantis
  • Author, “Diagnosis” health policy blog, www.thenewatlantis.com
  • Senior Advisor, Leavitt Partners
  • Visiting Lecturer, Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University, 2006
  • Associate Director, Management and Budget (OMB), White House, 2001-2004
Education:
  • MA, Public Policy Studies, Duke University, 1987
  • BA, Government, University of Notre Dame, 1985
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Will the health care reform laws decrease the federal deficit?