James C. Capretta


January 13, 2017

Resident Fellow and Milton Friedman Chair,
American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

James C. Capretta has more than three decades of experience studying health care, entitlement, and fiscal policy.

He is currently a resident fellow and holds the Milton Friedman chair at the American Enterprise Institute. He is also a senior adviser to the Bipartisan Policy Center, an Advisory Board member of the National Institute for Health Care Management, and a Contributor to RealClearPolicy.

His recent work includes “Toward Meaningful Price Transparency in Health Care,” published by AEI in 2019, and “Rethinking Medicare,” published by National Affairs magazine in 2018.

From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Capretta was an Associate Director at the White House Office of Management and Budget, where he had lead responsibility for all matters related to health care, Social Security, education, and welfare programs. From 1990 to 2001, he served in senior staff positions in Congress, primarily at the Senate Budget Committee.

Mr. Capretta has an MA in public policy studies from Duke University and BA in government from the University of Notre Dame.

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