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 health policy analyst for the Texas Public Policy Foundation, 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.
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History raises questions about whether liberals’ outrage over President Trump’s emergency declaration stems from his extralegal actions—or their opposition to his border policies.

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Instead of promoting better policies, House Republican leaders would like to cave to socialized medicine in the most efficient manner possible.

10 Ways Congress Can Apply The Green New Deal To Itself

If they wish to persist in their socialistic delusions, members of Congress who believe in the Green New Deal should first apply it to themselves. Hence the following list of proposals.

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Speaker Pelosi breaks her promise, that members of Congress would be allowed time to read each bill, merely six weeks after she made it.

One Way Florida’s Legislature Can Respond To A Medicaid Expansion Referendum

‘Free’ health care comes with significant costs, and policymakers in Florida have opportunities to make those costs apparent to voters.

New Book: John Roberts Let Politics Sway His Obamacare Ruling

Maybe ‘Obamacare’ should be renamed ‘Robertscare’ for the justice who went out of his way to save the individual mandate.

Did Obamacare Raise The Nationwide Death Rate?

Researchers have raised legitimate questions about whether an Obamacare change actually increased death levels nationwide. Will we see chants of ‘Obama lied, people died’?

I’m So Sick Of The NFL’s Arrogance I Can’t Watch This Year’s Super Bowl

Roger Goodell deserves a single-digit salute, not my time or money. He’s squandered the trust of NFL fans and will have to pay.

Kamala Harris Reveals That Medicare For All Means Ending All Private Insurance

We’re a long way from the days of Barack Obama’s favorite health care talking point, ‘If you like your plan, you can keep it.’

Federal Employees Should Plan For Shutdowns, Not Get Caught Penniless After One Delayed Paycheck

In some cases, living paycheck-to-paycheck is unavoidable. In other cases, people need to wake up and take a long look at their foolish finance habits.

Exclusive: D.C. Exchange Website Misled Customers About Individual Mandate

Absent additional action, Washington DC residents may face sizable tax penalties due to a website mess caused entirely by District officials.

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If the plan, which would hike federal spending $100-120 billion over the next decade, overcomes a ‘furious’ internal debate, it may face an even tougher reception outside the White House.

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This Christmas, Don’t Forget To Reach Out To Your Struggling Friends

The holidays present a wonderful, idyllic (and idealized) opportunity to gather and reunite with friends and distant loved ones, but can also heighten a sense of isolation.

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A new Gallup poll confirms that Americans care more about rising health insurance premiums than coverage of pre-existing condition protections.

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On Tuesday, a critical mass of at least 48 MPs filed letters of no confidence in May’s leadership of the Conservative Party.

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