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.
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.

Bernie Sanders Supporters Admit His Socialized Medicine Plan Will Ration Care

If Bernie Sanders wants to take a ‘victory lap’ for a study arguing that millions of health workers will receive the same amount of money for more work, I have four words: Good luck with that.

To Prove Democrats Run Congress Even In The Minority, Check Out The Latest Spending Fight

The Trump tweet illustrates a much larger problem facing congressional Republicans: They don’t want to fight—about the wall, or about much of anything, particularly spending.

Here’s Another Big Fact The Obama Administration Hid To Pass Obamacare

If anonymous bureaucrats wish to attack a ‘post-fact era’ under President Trump, they should take a hard look in the mirror at what they did under President Obama to enact Obamacare.

Why Doesn’t The Senate Make Obamacare Exchange Heads Purchase Obamacare Coverage?

As with the principle that members of Congress should enroll in the Obamacare health insurance exchanges, so too should the CEOs running them.

With Health Bills, House GOP Happy To Satisfy Business Lobbyists While Ignoring Pro-Lifers

Even as the House will consider legislation creating a new qualified medical deduction for gym memberships, it has yet to pass legislation limiting abortion as a medical expense.

Obama-Supporting Think Tank Admits Obamacare Has Failed, Recommends Doubling Down

At this rate, Commonwealth Fund should stop putting out reports talking about all the health costs we could save by increasingly socializing medicine. Our country can’t afford them.

Nationals’ Bryce Harper Wins Home Run Derby With Nine Home Runs In Ten Swings

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper won the annual All-Star Game exhibition in his own ballpark with a thrilling come-from-behind performance in the competition’s final round.

Bill In Congress Would Prevent DC From Imposing An Individual Mandate

By defunding the mandate, the Palmer amendment would effectively prohibit this tax increase, to say nothing of the threat of property seizures, from affecting residents of the nation’s capital.

Why It’s Ludicrous For Chuck Schumer To Claim Brett Kavanaugh Threatens Government Health Care

The idea that the Supreme Court might strike down Obamacare, and that a Justice Kavanaugh would cast the deciding vote to do so, ranges from implausible to ridiculous.

Dale Earnhardt Junior ‘Slides’ Into His New Broadcast Role With Exuberance

His new role as a commentator shows Dale Earnhardt Jr. loves watching these races as a fan. And he just might have re-discovered his love of racing by stepping out of a race car.

Republicans Hide Obamacare Bailout Inside Health Savings Accounts Bill

House Republican staff want to resurrect this spring’s failed Obamacare bailout, and see the health savings account provisions as a way to do so.

How Obama’s Medicaid Director Andy Slavitt Sabotaged Obamacare

If the Trump administration wanted to use the risk adjustment ruling to ‘sabotage’ Obamacare, it would have halted the program immediately after a February court ruling.

DC Passes Law Requiring People To Buy Health Insurance Or Have Their Property Seized

The D.C. mandate contains three elements that make it just as bad as, if not worse than, the federal mandate it is intended to replace.

How Potential SCOTUS Pick Brett Kavanaugh Wrote A Roadmap For Saving Obamacare

Which is worse: An unelected judge opining on how a mandate to purchase a product could meet constitutional muster, or giving Congress instructions on how to ensure it will? Kavanaugh did both.

3 Things To Learn From Pat Toomey About Effectively Opposing Trump’s Bad Policy Ideas

Rather than focusing on the unsuccessful efforts of a senator departing Congress this fall, George Will might do well to bolster the efforts of good lawmakers, and cultivate more.