AEI Scholars available for comment on today's ACA Repeal Vote

As the House prepares for a largely symbolic vote today to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), American Enterprise Institute (AEI) health care policy experts James (Jim) Capretta, Thomas (Tom) Miller, and Joseph (Joe) Antos are available to discuss the serious problems that remain in trying to implement  the ACA and the clear policy alternatives to the health care law.


Capretta, Miller and Antos point out that:

 

  • While many assume that the Supreme Court's ruling has paved a smooth road to full implementation of the ACA, that road remains uncertain and full of obstacles.  States have a variety of ways to stall, oppose, or opt out of certain parts of the law, and there are still a variety of legal challenges to the full implementation of the law scheduled for 2014.

 

  • There is no doubt that the case to repeal the Affordable Care Act would be stronger if the Republicans offered more tangible plans to replace the ACA and improve future health care.

 

Jim Capretta (james.capretta@aei.org) has worked on health care policy at the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, at the Senate Budget Committee and at the House Committee on Ways and Means. Tom Miller (tmiller@aei.org) is a former trial lawyer and a former senior health economist for the Joint Economic Committee in Congress. He heads the Beyond Repeal and Replace project at AEI. Economist Joe Antos (jantos@aei.org) is a health adviser to the Congressional Budget Office where he also previously served as an Assistant Director for Health and Human Resources.


Also available to comment on the impact of the ACA are AEI scholars Scott Gottlieb, M.D. (on doctors) scott.gottlieb@aei.org and J.D. Kleinke (on businesses) JD.kleinke@aei.org.


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Joseph
Antos
  • Joseph Antos is the Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where his research focuses on the economics of health policy — including the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, the uninsured, and the overall reform of the health care system and its financing. He also studies the impact of health care expenditures on federal budget policy.

    Before joining AEI, Antos was assistant director for health and human resources at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). He has also held senior positions in the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Management and Budget, and the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. He recently completed a seven-year term as health adviser to CBO, and two terms as a commissioner of the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission. In 2013, he was also named adjunct associate professor of emergency medicine at George Washington University.

    Antos has a Ph.D. and an M.A. in economics from the University of Rochester and a B.A. in mathematics from Cornell University.



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  • Phone: 202-862-5938
    Email: jantos@aei.org
  • Assistant Info

    Name: Neil McCray
    Phone: 2028625826
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Thomas P.
Miller
  • Thomas Miller is a former senior health economist for the Joint Economic Committee (JEC). He studies health care policy and regulation. A former trial attorney, journalist, and sports broadcaster, Mr. Miller is the co-author of Why ObamaCare Is Wrong For America (HarperCollins 2011) and heads AEI's "Beyond Repeal & Replace" health reform project. He has testified before Congress on issues including the uninsured, health care costs, Medicare prescription drug benefits, health insurance tax credits, genetic information, Social Security, and federal reinsurance of catastrophic events. While at the JEC, he organized a number of hearings that focused on reforms in private health care markets, such as information transparency and consumer-driven health care.
  • Phone: 202-862-5886
    Email: tmiller@aei.org
  • Assistant Info

    Name: Neil McCray
    Phone: 202-862-5826
    Email: Neil.McCray@aei.org

 

James C.
Capretta
  • James Capretta has spent more than two decades studying American health care policy. As an associate director at the White House's Office of Management and Budget from 2001 to 2004, he was responsible for all health care, Social Security and welfare issues. Earlier, he served as a senior health policy analyst at the U.S. Senate Budget Committee and at the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means. Capretta is also concurrently a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. At AEI, he will be researching how to replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (best known as Obamacare) with a less expensive reform plan to provide effective and secure health insurance for working-age Americans and their families.

  • Email: James.Capretta@aei.org
  • Assistant Info

    Name: Neil McCray
    Phone: 202-862-5826
    Email: Neil.McCray@aei.org

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