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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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Monday, August 17, 2009

The Flawed Bills Under Discussion 

I was recently interviewed by Paul Howard, Director of the Center for Medical Progress at the Manhattan Institute (and coauthor of this recent New Atlantis article), on the flaws in the health-care bills now pending in Congress. During the discussion, I note that some of the most unpopular aspects of the bills as currently drafted have yet to get the public attention they deserve. For instance, the bills are highly regressive, requiring millions of low wage workers to take up insurance offered by their employers with no additional financial assistance from the government. That "mandate" will be viewed as a tax when properly understood by voters.

Click Play below to hear the interview.


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