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James C. Capretta

James C. Capretta

New Atlantis Contributing Editor James C. Capretta is an expert on health care and entitlement policy, with years of experience in both the executive and legislative branches of government. E-mail: jcapretta@aei.org.


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James C. Capretta’s Latest New Atlantis Articles

 Health Care with a Conscience” (Fall 2008) 

 Health Care 2008: A Political Primer” (Spring 2008) 

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

HHS Actuary Says House Bill Will Increase Health Spending 

Yesterday, the Chief Actuary at the Department of Health and Human Services, Rick Foster, issued a lengthy memorandum (available here in PDF format) analyzing the House version of health-care reform. The memo makes several devastating points about the House, not the least of which is that it would increase overall national health spending, not reduce it. I will have much more to say about this memo shortly.

posted by James C. Capretta | 1:08 pm
Tags: Rick Foster, HHS, increased spending, House bill
File As: Health Care