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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, August 20, 2009

Where Things Stand 

President Obama has changed his health care sales pitch. Gone is "health-care reform" and "bending the cost-curve." Now he emphasizes "health insurance reform" and "basic consumer protections." But the legislation moving through Congress hasn't changed to match the new rhetoric. The bills under consideration would still lay the groundwork for a complete federal takeover of U.S. health care. This disconnect is the subject of a column I wrote for Kaiser Health News, available here.

posted by James C. Capretta | 2:40 pm
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