Christopher Jacobs
Christopher Jacobs
Christopher Jacobs
Chris Jacobs is founder and CEO of Juniper Research Group, a policy consulting firm based in Washington. 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.
How HHS’s Latest Proposed Regulation Would Slightly Improve Obamacare

This morning, the Department of Health and Human Services released a rule proposing several changes to Obamacare insurance offerings.

The ObamaCare Repeal Will Derail The Republican Agenda Unless Congress Gets Smart

Congressional leaders will need to pare back their aspirations for a comprehensive ‘repeal-and-replace’ bill and enact other elements of their ‘replace’ agenda in subsequent legislation.

3 Key Problems With Rand Paul’s Obamacare Replacement Act

With health care already consuming nearly one-fifth of our economy and our national debt approaching $20 trillion, does the solution really lie in incentivizing health care spending?

The Trump Administration Could Help Solve Our Medicare Problems With This One Easy Fix

The government forcibly enrolls seniors—even wealthy ones—in taxpayer-funded Medicare. Trump should eliminate this government absurdity.

4 Ways The Patient Freedom Act Is Worse Than Obamacare

It has more spending than Obamacare, repeals Health Savings Accounts, supports government-imposed price controls, and more. This isn’t what we want.

Four Senate Republicans Want To Make Taxpayers Pay For Abortions

The Patient Freedom Act, introduced by Republican senators Bill Cassidy and Susan Collins, would go further than Obamacare in funding abortion coverage.

Why President Trump Should Enforce Obamacare’s Individual Mandate

Are conservatives willing to forego ‘victories’ from using power in a way that violates critical philosophical principles rooted in a belief in limited government?

4 Ways Big Hospitals Screwed You Through Obamacare

The health-care sector seems to believe they have a God-given right to consume at least one-sixth of the economy (and growing).

Note To Harry Reid: Thanks To Obamacare, People Are Dying On Wait Lists For Care

Apparently Harry Reid forgot to heed Hillary Clinton’s warning about fake news, because the idea that thousands of people die from lack of health insurance is preposterous.

John Cornyn Illustrates Republicans’ Obamacare Problem In One Tweet

There are many reasons conservatives should not remain fixated on the number of people with health insurance when designing an Obamacare alternative.

No, Medicare Recipients Haven’t ‘Earned’ All Their Benefits

The fact that most seniors receive more in benefits than they paid in payroll taxes speaks to the urgent need to right-size our entitlements.

7 Whoppers Inside Politico’s Hit Piece On HHS Nominee Tom Price

Politico appears to publish Democrat talking points as ‘facts,’ if a recent hit on Tom Price, Donald Trump’s nominee to run the Department of Health and Human Services, is any indication.

Tom Price HHS Pick Forecasts Rough Road Ahead For Repealing Obamacare

Tom Price hasn’t articulated his positions on many, if not most, of the important health-care issues the Republican Congress will face next year.

Trump’s Solyndra? Oscar Is a Test Case In ‘Draining the Swamp’

The incoming Trump administration will face a choice: Will it side with taxpayers, and prevent sending Obamacare bailout funds to insurers, or will it side with Donald Trump’s in-laws?

Is The Obamacare Repeal Destined To Go Down Like HillaryCare?

For those following events of the past few years, the Clinton health debate as profiled in ‘The System’ provides interesting echoes between past and present.

Obamacare Takes Care From Disabled People To Subsidize Able-Bodied, Working-Age Men

Obamacare’s dirty little secret: the hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities, who are on wait lists because they can’t get services.

Donald Trump Has 47.5 Million Bad Reasons To Support Obamacare Bailouts

Donald Trump’s son-in-law holds a controlling interest in a company whose primary business is selling Obamacare policies.

Insurance Cards Do Americans No Good If Health Care Is Expensive

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the media has thus far viewed the debate on an Obamacare replacement entirely through one liberal policy frame: How many people have health insurance cards.

4 Ways Donald Trump Can Start Dismantling Obamacare On Day One

Because President Obama used executive overreach to implement so much of Obamacare, Donald Trump can begin dismantling it immediately upon taking office.

This Bureaucrat Made $1 Million Selling Obamacare Plans, But Won’t Buy One

Wealthy Obamacare supporters won’t give up a few thousand dollars to enroll on the exchanges they tout. Aren’t liberals the ones who believe in social solidarity and ‘paying your fair share’?