Poverty Forum

James C. Capretta

James C. Capretta, a Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC), was an Associate Director at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) from 2001 to 2004, where he was the top budget official for health care, Social Security, education, and welfare programs.

At EPPC, Mr. Capretta studies and provides commentary on a wide range of public policy and economic issues, with a focus on health and entitlement reform, Social Security, U.S. fiscal and tax policy, and global population aging. His essays and articles have appeared in numerous publications, including The Weekly Standard, National Review, National Review Online, The Washington Times, and Tax Notes, among others.

Mr. Capretta is also a Contributing Editor at The New Atlantis, and is the author of that journal's health care policy blog, Diagnosis.

In addition to his work as researcher and commentator on public policy issues, Mr. Capretta is a health policy and research consultant.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Capretta served for a decade in Congress as a senior analyst for health care issues and for three years as a budget examiner at OMB. He has an MA in Public Policy Studies from Duke University, and he graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1985 with a BA in Government.


Each member of The Poverty Forum participated as an individual and not as a representative of any association. Their individual support and association with any and all proposals may not reflect the agency for which they work.


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The Poverty Forum is made up of 8 teams who came up with 25 policy proposals addressing domestic poverty. Brief summaries, complete white paper policy proposals, and a press kit can be found on our Resource page.

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