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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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Thursday, July 23, 2009

The House Bill Costs Far More than $1 Trillion  

The health care bill under consideration in the House will cost at least $1.5 trillion over a decade, not $1 trillion as advertised, and raise taxes by $800 billion over the same period. Moreover, the bill is likely to cost even more than that because of built-in pressure for further legislative expansion. These are some of the points I make in this new piece, up at Kaiser Health News today.

posted by James C. Capretta | 12:21 pm
Tags: House bill, projected costs
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