Christopher Jacobs
Christopher Jacobs
Christopher Jacobs
Chris Jacobs is founder and CEO of Juniper Research Group, a policy consulting firm based in Washington, and a senior health policy analyst for the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Previously he was a senior policy analyst in The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Health Policy Studies, and a senior policy analyst with the Joint Economic Committee’s Senate Republican staff. During the debate over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, Jacobs was a policy adviser for the House Republican Conference under then-Chairman Mike Pence. In the first two years of the law’s implementation, he was a health policy analyst for the Senate Republican Policy Committee. Jacobs got his start on Capitol Hill as an intern for then-Rep. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.). He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from American University, where he is a part-time teacher of health policy. He currently resides in Washington, D.C.
Here’s What’s Inside The Alexander-Murray Insurance Subsidies ‘Deal’

Legislative text has not yet been released, but based on press reports, Twitter threads, and a summary circulating on Capitol Hill, here’s what we know might be in the final package.

The Alexander-Murray Health ‘Deal’ Sends Tax Dollars To Abortion Coverage

The significant sums in play would represent the second-largest expansion of federal abortion funding, behind only Obamacare itself.

What You Need To Know About Trump’s Health Care Executive Order

The executive order did not change regulations on its own. Rather, it instructed cabinet departments to propose changes to regulations in the near future.

The AARP Loses Its Memory Over Raids On Medicare

While AARP opposes Republicans’ children’s health insurance subsidies because it limits Medicare benefits for wealthy seniors, it endorsed Obamacare, which did the very same thing.

Democrats Hold Kids’ Health Subsidies Hostage To Protect Millionaires

Democrats are holding up an arguably too-generous health welfare bill literally to shield the wealthy and insurance companies. Republicans have responded by…negotiating with them.

Here’s What The Trump Administration Should Do On Obamacare Right Now

Press reports suggest the administration is preparing to revoke Obama administration regulations sharply limiting the sale of short-term health insurance plans.

Why Quietly Listening May Be Wiser And More Effective Than Raucous Protest

From Black Lives Matter to the white working class, alienated segments of society believe amplifying their tone will allow them to regain power taken from them.

5 Factors That Could Interfere With Graham-Cassidy’s State Health Care Waivers

On the two critical questions—will it lower insurance premiums, and will it generate a system that works for states?—a textual analysis of Graham-Cassidy yields significant doubts.

How Graham-Cassidy’s Funding Formula Gives Washington Unprecedented Power

Which states will end up the proverbial winners and losers under the Graham-Cassidy bill? The answer is simple: Nope.

The September 30 Deadline For Obamacare Repeal Is Fake News

The Senate’s 52 Republicans have multiple options open to keep the Obamacare repeal process alive after September 30. The only question is whether they have the political will to do so.

Elizabeth Warren Promises To ‘Defend’ Obamacare While Stumping Sanders Bill Repealing It

Some people apparently think Americans won’t mind giving up their current health plan, and won’t even notice people like Elizabeth Warren promising one thing and doing another.

The Other Name For Bernie Sanders’ Single-Payer Plan: Benefits For Billionaires

The non-partisan budget office found that at every income level, seniors received more in Medicare benefits than they paid in Medicare taxes.

Congress Shouldn’t Let Health Insurers’ Political Game-Playing Net Them Taxpayers’ Billions

Insurance commissioners’ ignorance that the unconstitutional cost-sharing payments could disappear closely mimics banks’ assumptions leading up to the subprime mortgage disaster.

John Kasich’s Obamacare Plan Is A Giant Bailout For A Junk Law

The governors’ plan would not only not repeal Obamacare, it would further entrench the law by giving tens of billions of new taxpayer funds to wealthy insurance companies.

3 Ways Kathleen Sebelius Sabotaged The Rule Of Law

In her claims this week that the Trump administration ‘has consistently tried to undermine the law that is the law of the land,’ Kathleen Sebelius knows of which she speaks.

How Donald Trump Created The Worst Of All Possible Health Care Worlds

President Trump is treating Obamacare’s cost-sharing payments—and thus the Constitution—as his personal plaything, which he can obey or disregard on his whim.

Here’s The Obamacare Grand Bargain That Will Satisfy Both Republican Factions

Here’s a simpler, cleaner solution: Preserving the status quo on Medicaid expansion in exchange for full repeal of Obamacare’s insurance regulations at the federal level.

CBO Report Shows ‘Obamacare Sabotage’ Charges Are Bogus

The self-righteous indignation about President Trump ‘sabotaging’ Obamacare is as much about the individual inhabiting the Oval Office as it is about health care policy.

President Trump Needs To Stop Breaking The Law Over Obamacare Like Obama Did

President Trump has yet to enforce the law, or the Constitution, on Obamacare, having undone none of his predecessor’s illegal and extralegal acts.

The Left Can’t Have It Both Ways On Per Capita Caps In Medicare And Medicaid

When push comes to shove, few liberals can justify their support for per capita caps on Medicare, but opposition to similar caps in Medicaid.