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

Peter Ferrara is 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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March 21, 2017
By Peter Ferrara
The Internal Revenue Service was weaponized under Obama to go after right wing groups, but now Socialist Elizabeth Warren wants us all to trust their judgment.
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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.
March 8, 2017
By Peter Ferrara
Addressing a joint session of Congress on February 28, President Trump charted his path to restoring booming economic growth — major tax reform, repeal/replacement of Obamacare, massive deregulation and more.
March 7, 2017
By Justin Haskins, Michael Hamilton, S.T. Karnick, Charles N. Steele, Brian R. Forrest, M.D., Twila Brase, Peter Ferrara
The House GOP leadership plan attempts to herd patients toward insurance markets, reinforcing the federal government’s confusion between ‘health insurance’ and ‘health care.’" -Michael Hamilton
March 1, 2017
By Peter Ferrara
Just repealing Obamacare would get rid of the anti-middle class individual mandate, the anti-jobs employer mandate, and all the other federal regulations that have caused health insurance premiums to soar would be a great start.
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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