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Website will monitor implementation of President Obama’s health care reform

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Economics21 announces ObamaCare Watch:

Website will monitor implementation of President Obama’s health care reform

WASHINGTON, DC: Today, June 8th, Economics 21 announced the launch of www.ObamaCareWatch.org (OCW), a website focused on monitoring implementation of President Obama’s newly passed health care law – including original, in-depth research and analysis, and highlighting key news stories and commentary. Visitors to the site will have easy access to source documents about the law (primers, legislative language, CBO scores, etc.) and regulatory implementation information. OCW’s mission is to help promote sensible health care policy that is patient-centered and market-driven.

A project of Economics 21, OCW will be run by Jim Capretta. Capretta will continue as fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC), 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) serving as the top budget official for health-care, Social Security, education, and welfare programs. Capretta commented today, “ObamaCare Watch is an exciting venture that will be a great resource as the debate our health care system continues to unfold. I’m very excited to be a part of this effort as the debate over health care reform continues.”

Chris Papagianis, Managing Director of E21 said today, “We are very excited for the launch of ObamaCare Watch. The site will be a one-stop shop for everything ObamaCare. It will give visitors an opportunity to learn the real facts about the new law and how it will affect their daily lives. With Jim at the helm, this project will greatly benefit from his leadership.”

ObamaCare Watch is funded by Economics 21, a new non-profit organization with offices in New York City and Washington, DC.

About Economics21: A new nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to economic research and innovative public policies for the 21st century. We aim to advance free enterprise, fiscal discipline, economic growth, and the rule of law. Drawing on the expertise of practitioners, policymakers, and academics, we will encourage a spirited debate about the way forward for democratic capitalism. Visit www.economics21.org for more information.

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