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.
CBO Report Shows ‘Obamacare Sabotage’ Charges Are Bogus

The self-righteous indignation about President Trump ‘sabotaging’ Obamacare is as much about the individual inhabiting the Oval Office as it is about health care policy.

President Trump Needs To Stop Breaking The Law Over Obamacare Like Obama Did

President Trump has yet to enforce the law, or the Constitution, on Obamacare, having undone none of his predecessor’s illegal and extralegal acts.

The Left Can’t Have It Both Ways On Per Capita Caps In Medicare And Medicaid

When push comes to shove, few liberals can justify their support for per capita caps on Medicare, but opposition to similar caps in Medicaid.

Bipartisan Group: We Need To Break The Law To Make Obamacare Too Big To Fail

The Problem Solvers Caucus proposal amounts to little more than an Obamacare TARP—Turning Against Repeal Promises.

Tomi Lahren Is What’s Wrong With Obamacare

Pundit Tomi Lahren recently revealed she’s still on her parents’ health insurance. Her comments provide a perfect case study against Obamacare’s under-26 mandate, in two respects.

Trump And Schumer’s Spat Over Obamacare’s Cost-Sharing Reductions Is Ominous

For the president, as for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the cost-sharing reduction payments should be a binary choice: Does a lawful appropriation for the payments exist, or not?

The Binary Choice Behind A ‘Skinny’ Health Care Bill

If senators support the scenarios below, then they should vote for the bill. If not, perhaps they should consider another course.

9 Things You Need To Know About The Coming Obamacare ‘Vote-A-Rama’

The Senate’s consideration of health-care legislation will soon result in a grueling series of votes dubbed ‘vote-a-rama.’ It will be wild.

A Tribute To The Wall Street Journal’s Joe Rago

Joe Rago, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal writer who died last week at the too-young age of 34, used his ample talents to rouse readers and policy-makers alike.

Why The Motion To Proceed On An Obamacare Bill Is A Sucker’s Bet

Without a clear vision of the final legislation and an agreement from 50 Republican senators to preserve that vision on the Senate floor, proceeding to the bill will result in a policy morass.

What’s Going On Right Now Inside The Senate’s Health Care Debate

As Vince Lombardi might ask, ‘What the h— is going on out here?’

Andy Slavitt Doesn’t Know Anything About Medicaid, Is A Liar, Or Both

Former Obama official Andy Slavitt made the bold claim that Republicans were changing their health-care bill ‘not just to gut Medicaid, but to allow states to eliminate it.’ False.

Why Lindsay Graham’s ‘State Flexibility’ In Health Care Is Hypocritical

Moderates want other senators to respect their states’ decisions on Medicaid expansion, but want to dictate to other senators how those senators’ states should regulate health insurance.

Here Are 5 Backroom Deals Inside The Latest Senate Health-Care Bill

Another health-care bill, another pack of senators holding the nation hostage until they get special treatment.

Chuck Schumer Admits Obama Health Payments Violated The Constitution

The Senate minority leader implicitly admitted the Obama administration violated both the U.S. Constitution and federal criminal statutes by spending funds without an appropriation.

Trump Administration Continues Obamacare’s Illegal Corporate Welfare

Did a Republican president who pledged to repeal Obamacare get elected to office in November—or not?

To Solve Health-Care Impasse, GOP Senators Should Extend To All The Flexibility They Want For Their States

This past week, frictions caused by federalism helped create the legislative stalemate, but the forces of federalism can also pave the way for a solution.

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.