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.
24 Ways For The Feds To Boss People Around Were Just Added To Senate Republicans’ Obamacare Retread

These requirements would undermine the bill’s supposed goal of ‘state flexibility,’ and could lead to a regime more onerous and expensive than Obamacare itself.

Sen. Bill Cassidy’s New Health Plan Is Obamacare On Steroids

The plan would give states the flexibility to do what Bill Cassidy wants them to do, and only what Bill Cassidy wants them to do. That isn’t flexibility at all.

5 Greatest On-Screen Humor Moments From NBA Finals Broadcasters

Known for colorful asides, the ESPN trio’s banter can—and often does—make blowout games as amusing, if not as compelling, as last-second nailbiters.

The LeBron And Steph Curry Show Will Dominate The NBA Finals. Again.

The last time LeBron wasn’t in the finals, Prince William was single and House Speaker Paul Ryan was the ranking member of the House Budget Committee.

Does The Heritage Foundation’s Health Plan Include Taxpayer Funding For Abortion?

A few short words in a summary of the Heritage plan leave the real possibility that the plan, if enacted as described, could lead to taxpayer funding of abortion coverage.

Republicans Shouldn’t Ask Judges To Strike Obamacare When Congress Won’t

Striking down the law through legal fiat would represent judicial activism at its worst—asking unelected judges to do what elected members of Congress took great pains to avoid.

Democrats Consider How To Reinstate The Individual Mandate Under A Different Name

It says much about the leftward shift of the Democratic Party that the government-run ‘public option’ represents the most conservative of all the policy proposals discussed.

What You Need To Know About President Trump’s Drug Pricing Plan

While such costs represent a small fraction of overall spending on health care, several dynamics help the prescription drug issue gain disproportionate attention.

Talk About Swamp: Michael Cohen Made $1.2 Million Simply For Knowing Trump

At least one company that hired Michael Cohen admitted that it got suckered by someone who couldn’t deliver. Many companies consider relationship-trading the cost of doing business.

CBO Tries But Fails To Defend Its Illegal Budget Gimmick

CBO can only assume cost-sharing payments get made through premium subsidies if it assumes those payments do not get made directly—thus violating the agency’s legal obligation.

How A CBO Error Could Cost The Pharmaceutical Industry Billions

A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) document released quietly on Thursday hinted at a major gaffe by the budget agency and its efforts to conceal that gaffe.

Are Fewer Republicans Buying Health Insurance To Make A Political Statement?

The Commonwealth researchers claim Trump administration decisions explain the decline in the number of Americans with health insurance. But the data themselves suggest another theory.

Politicos Dogpile On Tom Price For Telling The Truth About Obamacare

Rather than criticizing Tom Price for his candid comments, Republicans would do better to go back and pass legislation repealing the Obamacare regulations.

Why Members of Congress Secretly Like Unpopular Omnibus Bills

Only when members become willing to take tough votes, and to abide by the outcome even if it results in policy outcomes they disfavor, will the process become more open and transparent.

If ‘The Simpsons’ Ditch Apu, It’s The Beginning Of The End For The Show

Removing one stereotypical character would suggest a politicized process of choosing ‘acceptable’ groups to satirize.

Art Galleries Willing To Go Full Narcissist Can Generate Huge Crowds

The art world’s current conundrum is that encouraging individuals to engage with art often involves appealing to their narcissistic instincts.

Is CBO Working With Budget Committee Staff To Hide An Illegal Obamacare Bailout?

If CBO and House Budget are blameless, and everything about this budget change occurred in an above-board manner, they seem to have a funny way of going about proving their innocence.

New Precedent Allows Congress to Dismantle (Some Of) Obamacare

A repeal of finance regulation also allows Congress to nullify other regulatory actions the federal government took years ago—including those on Obamacare.

If You’re 48 And Your Dad Does Your Taxes, You Have A Problem

This Wall Street Journal article reads like the prototypical combination of fiscal irresponsibility and helicopter parenting gone amok.

This American Life’s Reporters Don’t Understand This American Government

While President Trump undoubtedly introduced more foibles into the legislative process, he has not changed its fundamental dynamic.