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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.


James C. Capretta’s Latest New Atlantis Articles

 Health Care with a Conscience” (Fall 2008) 

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

 The Clipboard of the Future” (Winter 2008)


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Friday, September 5, 2008

Dr. Obama 

The Obama health care plan would not work as advertised, as I’ve noted before on this blog.

The Democratic presidential campaign likes to say the Obama plan would build on the employer-based health insurance system. But, in reality, key provisions would swell the ranks of public insurance enrollees and undermine the viability of private insurance. It wouldn’t be long before the federal government was setting prices for health care service provided by every doctor and hospital in the country.

That’s the theme of this article I have in the September 1 issue of National Review.

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