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.
The September 30 Deadline For Obamacare Repeal Is Fake News

The Senate’s 52 Republicans have multiple options open to keep the Obamacare repeal process alive after September 30. The only question is whether they have the political will to do so.

Elizabeth Warren Promises To ‘Defend’ Obamacare While Stumping Sanders Bill Repealing It

Some people apparently think Americans won’t mind giving up their current health plan, and won’t even notice people like Elizabeth Warren promising one thing and doing another.

The Other Name For Bernie Sanders’ Single-Payer Plan: Benefits For Billionaires

The non-partisan budget office found that at every income level, seniors received more in Medicare benefits than they paid in Medicare taxes.

Congress Shouldn’t Let Health Insurers’ Political Game-Playing Net Them Taxpayers’ Billions

Insurance commissioners’ ignorance that the unconstitutional cost-sharing payments could disappear closely mimics banks’ assumptions leading up to the subprime mortgage disaster.

John Kasich’s Obamacare Plan Is A Giant Bailout For A Junk Law

The governors’ plan would not only not repeal Obamacare, it would further entrench the law by giving tens of billions of new taxpayer funds to wealthy insurance companies.

3 Ways Kathleen Sebelius Sabotaged The Rule Of Law

In her claims this week that the Trump administration ‘has consistently tried to undermine the law that is the law of the land,’ Kathleen Sebelius knows of which she speaks.

How Donald Trump Created The Worst Of All Possible Health Care Worlds

President Trump is treating Obamacare’s cost-sharing payments—and thus the Constitution—as his personal plaything, which he can obey or disregard on his whim.

Here’s The Obamacare Grand Bargain That Will Satisfy Both Republican Factions

Here’s a simpler, cleaner solution: Preserving the status quo on Medicaid expansion in exchange for full repeal of Obamacare’s insurance regulations at the federal level.

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.