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Peter Ferrara

Peter Ferrara is senior fellow for entitlement and budget policy at The Heartland Institute.

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pferrara@heartland.org

Peter Ferrara is the senior fellow for entitlement and budget policy at The Heartland Institute and a senior fellow at the Social Security Institute.

Peter Ferrara is a senior fellow for entitlement and budget policy at The Heartland Institute and a senior fellow at the Social Security Institute.

He served in the White House Office of Policy Development under President Reagan and as associate deputy attorney general of the United States under President George H.W. Bush. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

Ferrara is author of several books, including The Obamacare Disaster, from The Heartland Institute, President Obama’s Tax Piracyand America’s Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb: How the Looming Debt Crisis Threatens the American Dream-and How We Can Turn the Tide Before It’s Too Late. Ferrara’s latest book (2015) is Power to the People: The New Road to Freedom and Prosperity for the Poor, Seniors, and Those Most in Need of the World's Best Health Care.

Recent Articles and Publications

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July 18, 2017
By Peter Ferrara, Justin Haskins, Michael Hamilton, Horace Cooper, Jane M. Orient, M.D., Alieta Eck, M.D., Scott Ehrlich, John McAdams, Devon Herrick, John Hunt, M.D., Chad Savage, Dave Racer, Brian R. Forrest, M.D., Kevin W. Glass, Roger Stark, M.D., Gerard Gianoli, M.D., Twila Brase
‘Repealing Obamacare and starting from scratch will likely result in a far more free-market replacement bill than the one recently considered by the Senate.’ – Peter Ferrara
July 13, 2017
By Peter Ferrara, Justin Haskins, Michael Hamilton, Dave Racer, Jane M. Orient, M.D., Devon Herrick, Chad Savage, Scott Ehrlich, Brian R. Forrest, M.D., Roger Beauchamp
‘The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) is hardly perfect or even a repeal of Obamacare. However, given the political realities facing the nation and the dire state of the health care market, the BCRA would be a positive step.’ – Justin Haskins
June 27, 2017
By Peter Ferrara, Michael Hamilton, Jane M. Orient, M.D., Dave Racer, Devon Herrick, Brian R. Forrest, M.D., Sally C. Pipes, Roger Stark, M.D., John Hunt, M.D., Michael A. Ciampi, M.D., Roger Beauchamp , Gerard Gianoli, M.D.
"Instead of coercion to buy insurance the uninsured do not want to buy, or wasting more trillions on Medicaid, policy should be focused on lowering premiums and expanding choice" - Peter Ferrara
June 23, 2017
By Peter Ferrara
The Obamacare death panel should be killed before it’s too late.
March 9, 2017
By Peter Ferrara, Lewis Uhler
This paper -- the tenth and final in the Roadmap series -- describes efforts to define the optimal size of government, and policies that can get us there.
February 22, 2017
By Peter Ferrara, Lewis Uhler
This paper -- the ninth in the Roadmap series -- describes the importance of U.S. military readiness and three priorities for the new administration.
February 13, 2017
By Peter Ferrara
Testimony before the Maryland House Economic Matters Committee February 14, 2017 Peter J. Ferrara, Senior Fellow. The Heartland Institute
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January 25, 2017
By Peter Ferrara, Lewis Uhler
This Roadmap paper describes how personal savings and investment accounts could entirely eliminate the unfunded liabilities of Social Security – and eventually Medicare.

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