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.
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If a company like Aetna can afford to make a six-figure contribution to a gun control effort, why are health insurers asking for a multi-billion dollar federal bailout for the Obamacare exchanges?

The Binary Choice Paul Ryan Doesn’t Want to Face

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Oscar Host Jimmy Kimmel’s 7 Best Hosting Moments

For the second straight year, late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel served as the host for the ceremony. Here are his shining moments.

Did Hatch Call The Wrong Party ‘Stupid’ Over Obamacare?

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Rather Than Bailing Out Subprime Health Insurers, Congress Needs To Investigate Them

The hyperventilation over cost-sharing payments sends the wrong message to financial markets: Insurers can ignore significant risks, so long as their competitors do so as well.

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The Center for American Progress plan would put Medicaid under total federal control, reinstate the individual mandate, and make middle-class families pay more for health insurance.

Dr. Nick Riviera From ‘The Simpsons’ Explains Obamacare

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What You Need To Know About The Proposed Federal Rule For Short-Term Health Plans

Now that it has proposed this rule, the administration should take regulatory action on another front, by stopping a movement in Idaho to offer non-compliant health plans.

Who Really Proposed The Obamacare Bailout Inside Trump’s Budget?

To call the inclusion of a $11.5 billion proposal in the president’s budget that no one wants to take credit for a prime example of managerial incompetence would put it mildly.

Politico’s Dumbest Headline Ever Trivialized Rand Paul’s Budget Protest

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Why Single People Shouldn’t Give Up On Dating

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By throwing money at the problem of rising drug costs, Republican leaders’ ‘solution’ may end up raising them even faster.

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Of course, Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer want to ram the deal through Congress by Thursday evening—because we have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it.

How ‘Jeopardy!’ Made Their Football-Themed Show Worse For Contestants

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