Rethinking Medicare: with James C. Capretta
Proposals to reform Medicare usually call for adjustments within its existing structure. In this episode, James Capretta joins Devorah and Dan to discuss why this approach does not go far enough. Instead, he outlines a plan for fundamentally rethinking Medicare, which he argues is necessary to address the program’s serious fiscal challenges and detrimental effects on our broader health-care system.
James C. Capretta is a resident fellow and the Milton Friedman Chair at the American Enterprise Institute. Since joining AEI, he has focused his work on health care, entitlement, and U.S. budget policy, as well as global trends in aging, health, and retirement programs. He also serves as a senior adviser to the Bipartisan Policy Center. This podcast is inspired by Jim’s essay from the Spring 2018 issue of National Affairs, “Rethinking Medicare.”