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James C. Capretta

Visiting fellow James C. Capretta analyzes and writes on a range of domestic and economic issues while specializing in health care reform, entitlement reform, fiscal policy and the world’s aging population.

Capretta, a senior fellow at the Washington-based Ethics and Public Policy Center, served in senior positions in the federal government over two decades. He worked in both the executive and legislative branches as an expert in health care and fiscal policy.

From 2001 to 2004, he was associate director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), providing budgetary oversight of Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, education and welfare programs. His management of regulatory actions saved taxpayers billions of dollars.

Capretta’s essays and articles have appeared in numerous news, commentary and trade publications, including Health Affairs, National Affairs, Kaiser Health News, The Weekly Standard, National Review, The New Atlantis and Tax Notes. He has testified before Congress and been a guest commentator on national cable TV outlets such as Fox News, Fox Business News, MSNBC and CNBC as well as on national and local radio programs.

Capretta, who received a master’s degree in public policy studies from Duke University, also holds a bachelor’s degree in government from the University of Notre Dame. A native of Winston-Salem, N.C., he currently resides in Arlington, Va.

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