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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - James C. Capretta
It was almost inevitable. Dr. Ben Carson will be a featured speaker at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in mid-March, praised by American Conservative Union Chairman Al Cardenas as someone deeply in touch with the fiscal and social challenges of the age, who nonetheless "represents the optimism and hope of the future of the conservative movement."
The president signed Obamacare into law one year ago today. Washington's takeover of health care has imposed more bureaucratic controls on a system already hobbled by too much government intervention. Solutions should spring from good medicine and good markets, not from a Big Brother power grab.
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"But the president hasn't tried," say National Review contributors James C. Capretta, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and Tevi Troy, a senior fellow at Hudson Institute.
As James C. Capretta of the Ethics and Public Policy Center explained in Thursday testimony to the House Budget Committee, the structure of government subsidies for Medicare, Medicaid and (through the tax code) extravagant employer-provided health insurance is responsible for causing health care costs to skyrocket.