The mission of ObamaCareWatch.org (OCW) is to help promote sensible health care policy that is patient-centered and market-driven. It is a website focused on monitoring implementation of President Obama’s newly passed health care law – including in-depth research and analysis with key news stories and commentary.
OCW provides one-stop shopping for anyone who wants a regularly updated, searchable database on the current and anticipated effects of the new health care law, the facts and arguments about it, and new developments concerning it. Visitors to the site will have easy access to source documents about the law (primers, legislative language, CBO scores, etc.) and regulatory implementation information. Our aim is to pull and organize the best of the best, without regard to which institution or think tank originally published it. In short, we want to provide concerned citizens with all the facts so they can hold those who sponsored and passed the new health law accountable.
ObamaCareWatch is a project of e21: Economic Policies for the 21st Century, a new nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to economic research and innovative public policy solutions for the 21st century based on the principles of free enterprise, fiscal discipline, and individual freedom. Drawing on the expertise of practitioners, policymakers, and academics, we encourage a spirited debate about the way forward for democratic capitalism. e21’s mission is to support the exchange of ideas, offering new solutions to today’s problems and presenting plans for the future. e21’s strategy reflects the practical application of experience rather than ideology in supporting long-term economic growth, prosperity, and opportunity.
To learn more, National Review Online recently interviewed OCW Director Jim Capretta about the site's mission and goals.
James C. Capretta is Director of e21’s ObamaCare Watch project. He is currently a Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC), where he provides commentary on a wide range of public policy and economic issues, with a focus on health-care and entitlement reform, U.S. fiscal policy, and global population aging. Previously, he served as an Associate Director at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) from 2001 to 2004, where hehad lead responsibility for health-care, Social Security, education, and welfare programs. Earlier in his career, he served for a decade in Congress as a senior analyst for health-care issues.
David L. Barnes is Deputy Director of ObamaCareWatch and Senior Policy Analyst at e21. Mr. Barnes was previously Senior Domestic Policy Analyst at the Republican National Committee, where he led research examining legislation and policy proposals on issues including health care, education, labor, immigration, and welfare. Prior to joining the RNC, he held several positions on the external relations team at The Heritage Foundation, working to promote Heritage research to outside audiences. Originally from Chicago, Mr. Barnes received a B.A. in Philosophy from Yale University.