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.
Mitch McConnell And Democrats Mutually Reassure Our National Destruction From Entitlements

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should be reminded that two wrongs don’t make a right.

How AARP Made Billions Denying Care To People With Pre-Existing Conditions

The most vulnerable Medicare beneficiaries—those enrolled because they receive disability benefits—often cannot obtain Medigap coverage due to pre-existing conditions.

If Republicans Can Confirm Kavanaugh, They Can Repeal Obamacare

If Republicans are going to start delivering on their promises, why don’t they deliver on one from the last four election cycles, by eliminating the law that has raised premiums for millions?

Alex Trebek Should Have Moderated The Pennsylvania Debate Like He Does ‘Jeopardy’

As with Alex Trebek the quiz show host, Trebek the moderator should seek to blend himself into the background, rather than seeking even more power to make a spectacle of himself:

Why Smaller Premium Increases May Harm Republicans In The November Elections

Since Democrats have attempted to hype Obamacare’s pre-existing condition provisions, premium increases would remind voters those supposed ‘protections’ come with a very real cost.

Why Hospital Monopolies Are What’s Wrong With American Health Care

Obamacare’s crony capitalism—allowing hospitals to grow their operations in exchange for political endorsements—continues to contribute to higher premiums.

Politico Reporter’s ‘Fact Check’ Of President Trump On Health Care Is Riddled With Omissions

A reporter from Politico attempted to add ‘context’ to health-care-related comments the president made at a political rally in Las Vegas. Like Trump, he omitted plenty of key information.

The Cajun Navy Heads To Help With Hurricane Florence

Louisiana’s group of citizen-sailors banded together on their own initiative to help their neighbors, without any official government involvement. And they’re doing it again.

Senate Republicans Refuse To Let States Control Price-Shopping For Prescription Drugs

‘Gag clauses,’ inserted by pharmaceutical benefit managers, prohibit pharmacies from telling people that they might benefit from paying in cash rather than using their insurance card.

Of Course Russian Trolls Used Obamacare Repeal To Divide Americans

An analysis found that 63 percent of health care-related tweets from a Russian-backed agitprop organization opposed Obamacare efforts last year.

Why Serena Williams Would Probably Have Lost The U.S. Open Even If She Didn’t Lose Her Temper

Suffice it to say that had Serena Williams been playing at her usual level—the level she expected herself to play—events would not have escalated on Saturday.

Florida Democrats Nominate A Candidate Who Supports Bill To Abolish Seniors’ Medicare

Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum supports Bernie Sanders’ health plan. That bill would end Medicare for seniors, which will fly like an anvil in senior-dominated Florida.

10 Senate Republicans Just Tried To Entrench Obamacare’s Taxes On Health

The sharp contrast between most Republicans’ Obamacare rhetoric and legislative actions show that they either do not understand federalism, or discard it when politically inconvenient.

Let’s Examine New Charges That Trump Is ‘Sabotaging’ Obamacare

Democrats intend to make the issue of Trump ‘sabotaging’ Obamacare — possibly in violation of the law — a prime focus of their midterm messaging.

Bill Cassidy Wants To Devote Precious Senate Floor Time To Chimpanzees

Cassidy wants to consume Senate floor time with a debate and vote on an amendment to benefit not his constituents, but a couple hundred chimpanzees.

Catholic Leaders Haven’t Done Anywhere Near Enough About Their Child Abuse Culture

Far too many church leaders, including some still in positions of authority, saw a greater ‘sin’ in public scandal than in the violation of young children.

Will The Trump Administration Help Republicans Expand Obamacare?

Instead of increasing the reach of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, which prioritizes able-bodied adults over individuals with disabilities, states need to see the tough choices ahead.

Study Pokes Huge Hole In Assertions That California Is An Obamacare Success Story

Obamacare has resulted in an increase in the use of emergency rooms in California, the study found — not a decrease, as promised.

Do Democrats Want Obamacare To Fail Under Donald Trump?

President Trump can talk all he wants about Obamacare imploding, but so long as the federal government props tens of billions of dollars into the exchanges, it probably won’t happen.

Short-Term Plans Are Not ‘Junk Insurance,’ Obamacare Is

For all critics’ carping about how short-term coverage epitomizes ‘junk insurance,’ these plans will provide another option for individuals who find Obamacare-compliant policies unattractive.