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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, May 22, 2009

Reasons to Be Skeptical 

Last week, I was interviewed for two segments of NRO-TV's "Off the Page."

The first segment, available here, is focused on the health industry's pledge to cut $2 trillion from health spending over the coming decade — and my deep skepticism that they actually have the power to do any such thing.

In the second segment, available here, the subject is the happily insured — those Americans who support reform but don't want to switch out of their current coverage arrangements. I argue that conservatives need to be attentive to their wishes so that they can be enlisted to oppose the worst elements of an Obama-style reform plan.

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