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.
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.

Americans Do Have ‘Binary Choices’ About Replacing Obamacare, But Not The Ones Paul Ryan Says

They do not break down along the political fault lines the speaker proposed, but health policy involves significant trade-offs that should be made very explicit to lawmakers and voters.

To Overcome The Obamacare Repeal’s Failure, Let’s Understand Its Causes

Whether tanking the American Health Care Act is ultimately viewed as a ‘deliverance’ will depend on whether lawmakers can learn the right lessons from an entirely predictable defeat.

This Last-Minute Obamacare Amendment Could Hurt Millions of Veterans’ Health Coverage

How did an ostensibly ‘technical’ amendment end up withdrawing refundable tax credits from up to seven million veterans?

Here’s The Deal Paul Ryan Wants To Cut On Obamacare

House Republicans released two managers’ amendments to the American Health Care Act. Here’s what they are and what Republicans are planning to do.

Despite President Trump’s Intervention, House GOP Still Not Repealing Obamacare

Friday’s meeting brought new concessions, but it did not alter the bill’s fundamental structure, leaving it short of the repeal Republicans promised.

4 Questions On CBO’s Obamacare Score That Indicate Republicans Should Just Repeal Already

Instead of passing legislation that some may vote for, but few truly support, House leadership would be wiser to focus on enacting a bill that members can both vote for and support.

4 Key Problems That Could Kill The Tax Credits In The Obamacare Repeal

Arcane arguments behind closed doors about parliamentary procedure will do much to determine the Obamacare repeal bill’s fate in the Senate—and could lead to a vastly altered final product.

Why House Republicans Are Rewriting Their Obamacare ‘Replacement’

House staff are re-writing their legislation to correct a major flaw in its structure: giving people a new entitlement for health insurance will cause millions to drop employer insurance.

Here’s A Summary Of House Republicans’ Leaked Obamacare Draft

This is a detailed summary of the bill, along with a number of possible conservative concerns where applicable.

NASCAR Is Ruining Stock Car Racing, One Rule Change At A Time

NASCAR has implemented too many changes and gimmicky enhancements. The sport is now—both figuratively as well as literally—running around in circles.

Dear Congress: Please Take My ObamaCare Coverage, Because It’s Horrible

Some Obamacare enrollees worry about losing their healthcare coverage. But I worry about what will happen if Obamacare isn’t repealed.

How Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Bass’ Explains The Obamacare Debate

This interplay among the base of new insureds, the spending and tax baselines, and the beliefs of the conservative base will define the House Republican alternative to Obamacare.

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of House Republicans’ Obamacare ‘Replacement’

Going down the same failed Obamacare approach of more taxes and more spending will not lower health costs. And lower costs is what Republicans should prioritize.

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.