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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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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

To Save Medicare, Change the Model 

 I have a column in USA Today on Paul Ryan’s plan to reform Medicare on the model of the Medicare prescription drug plan.

Without reform, the Medicare Hospital Insurance trust fund will be depleted of reserves in 2024. An insolvent Medicare is unfair to younger Americans who will need the program just as much as their parents and grandparents.

The solution can be found within Medicare itself. The drug benefit, enacted in 2003, is built on consumer choice and competition among private drug plans. This approach has worked well to provide access to drugs at an affordable price.

You can read the rest of the column here.

posted by James C. Capretta | 11:06 am
Tags: Medicare