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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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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Testimony to the Budget Committee on Making Health Care Sustainable 

Today, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad convened a hearing on “Putting Health Care Spending on a Sustainable Path.” I was asked to participate on a panel with David Cutler, Professor of Economics at Harvard University, and Len Nichols, Director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics at George Mason University.

My prepared testimony is available here. The prepared testimony of Dr. Cutler is available here. And Dr. Nichols’s prepared testimony is available here.

The full hearing can be watched here (my testimony begins around 59:20).

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