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.
States Need Freedom From Washington To Transform Their Medicaid Programs

The overhaul being contemplated in Washington could give states flexibility to modernize Medicaid and provide better care to patients, which could end up saving taxpayers money.

How Will Senate Health Bill Lower Insurance Premiums? Corporate Welfare

Throwing taxpayer money at skyrocketing premiums won’t solve the problem, and will instead just create another entitlement that health insurers will want to make permanent.

How ‘Repeal-and-Replace’ Legislation Could Increase The Deficit

If an outright repeal of the ‘Cadillac tax’ receives more than 60 votes in the Senate the legislation likely would increase the federal deficit in the long term.

Here’s What’s Inside Senate Republicans’ Health Care Bill

On June 22, Senate leadership released a discussion draft of their Obamacare ‘repeal-and-replace’ bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act. Here’s a detailed summary.

Are Senate Republicans Going Soft On Obamacare’s Taxpayer-Funded Abortions?

If the Senate’s Obamacare replacement includes strict pro-life protections, why are Senate staff suddenly contradicting Mitch McConnell’s claims about tax-funded abortion?

Senate’s Delayed Medicaid Phase-Out Idea Will Equal No Phase-Out At All

Senators have floated a lengthy phase-out of the enhanced federal match associated with Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion. That likely dooms any real Medicaid restraint.

Congressional Democrats Defend Obamacare At Their Own Peril

In their efforts to keep the Affordable Care Act alive, congressional Democrats don’t seem to notice that they’re giving ever more power to the executive.

Yes, Obamacare Really Does Disadvantage Disabled Americans

Obamacare provides states with a greater incentive to expand Medicaid to able-bodied adults than to cover services for individuals with disabilities.

How CBO’s Analysis Of The House Health-Care Bill Is Politically Biased

The CBO’s report on Republicans’ Obamacare revamp revealed its inherent bias towards liberal cost-saving solutions rather than conservative ones.

AARP Tars Health Insurance ‘Age Tax’ While Profiting Big From One

AARP has literally made billions of dollars by imposing its own ‘tax’ on seniors buying health insurance policies, not to mention denying care to individuals with disabilities.

Why UK Prime Minister Theresa May Flopped In Last Night’s Election

While the Conservatives remain the largest party in Parliament—albeit short of an outright majority—the election result cannot be viewed as anything other than a defeat.

Special Interests Obscure Truth That Expanding Medicaid Makes Disabled Americans Suffer

The Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities not only did not object to the way Obamacare discriminates against individuals with disabilities, it wanted to expand that discrimination.

Why So Many Americans Love The Indy 500

NASCAR’s legacy dates back to moonshine runners during Prohibition, and the desire by soldiers returning from World War II to organize racing more formally.

The Democrats Lambasting Trump’s Budget Support Medicare For Billionaires

If Democrats are so opposed to President Trump’s ‘cruel’ savings proposals, why don’t they put alternative entitlement reforms on the table?

Don’t Let Health Insurers Hold Americans Hostage For Cost-Sharing Payments

While insurers claim ‘uncertainty’ compels them to threaten pulling from exchanges or higher premiums, in reality the cause is their gross incompetence and crass politics.

What You Need To Know About Budget Reconciliation In The Senate

After the House passed the American Health Care Act, the Senate has begun sorting through its options for health care legislation. Looming are procedural concerns unique to the Senate.

A Grateful Yet Regretful Farewell To Heritage’s Jim DeMint

Yes, Jim DeMint is a committed conservative, but more important, DeMint is at his core a fundamentally humble and decent human being.

Media Once Again Proves They Care More About Obamacare Than The Constitution

When Trump makes empty threats against the press, the media are in outrage. When a federal judge rules that Obama violated the Constitution, they ignore it.

What You Need To Know About ‘Invisible High Risk Pools’ The GOP Is Considering

Thursday’s amendment doesn’t resemble the model cited by pool proponents, undermines federalism, relies on price controls, and requires far more taxpayer funding.

5 Questions About This Week’s ‘Repeal And Replace’ Developments

The broad grant of authority to the executive could lead some conservatives to question whether they are being led into a potential ‘bait-and-switch’ scenario.