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.
What’s Killing People On Health Costs? It’s The Pre-Existing Conditions Rules, Stupid

Why did people ‘wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half?’ Because of the pre-existing condition provisions in Obamacare.

Exclusive: Inside The Trump Administration’s Debate Over Expanding Obamacare

If the plan, which would hike federal spending $100-120 billion over the next decade, overcomes a ‘furious’ internal debate, it may face an even tougher reception outside the White House.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Demands That Congress Stop Pretending To Pay For Its Spending

Republicans may criticize Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for proposing new spending, but the difference between her and most GOP members represents one of degree rather than of kind.

This Christmas, Don’t Forget To Reach Out To Your Struggling Friends

The holidays present a wonderful, idyllic (and idealized) opportunity to gather and reunite with friends and distant loved ones, but can also heighten a sense of isolation.

Poll: People Care More About High Health Costs Than About Pre-Existing Conditions

A new Gallup poll confirms that Americans care more about rising health insurance premiums than coverage of pre-existing condition protections.

Theresa May Faced Down A No-Confidence Vote Over Brexit, But She’s Still In Big Trouble

On Tuesday, a critical mass of at least 48 MPs filed letters of no confidence in May’s leadership of the Conservative Party.

Theresa May Postponed Today’s Brexit Vote. Here’s What Could Come Next

By defeating the government in the procedural vote last week, the House of Commons put itself, rather than the prime minister and her cabinet, in charge of finding a path forward.

DC Council Bills Taxpayers Half A Million To Avoid Enrolling Themselves In Obamacare

If DC Mayor Muriel Bowser wishes to abide by the D.C. values she campaigned on, she should give up her subsidy and buy health insurance like ordinary residents do.

3 Key Health Care Reforms Conservatives Should Rally Around

We don’t need to adopt socialist ‘health care is a human right’ talking points in order to have a better, more efficient, free market system.

Why The Brexit Deal Has Become Such A Tangled Mess

The gap between what many British leaders want and what Theresa May could deliver has placed the United Kingdom in the midst of high-stakes political drama with a far-from-certain outcome.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Realizes It’s Expensive To Pay For Other People’s Pre-Existing Conditions

Liberals who claim to support Obamacare’s pre-existing condition ‘protections’ don’t want to pay those higher premiums themselves. Imagine that.

Dear Liberals: Your ‘Awful’ Thanksgiving Dinner Is My Life

For some of us, the holidays aren’t the only time we encounter people we disagree with. Here’s how to act your age and set politics aside every so often.

Grieved Catholics Should Consider Financially Boycotting Their Church

As sex abuse runs rampant, how should faithful Catholics deal with bishops who have already deserted their flock by engaging in egregious behavior?

Why The FDA Didn’t Move To Ban Menthol Cigarettes Sooner Might Shock You

In 2009, the FDA looked the other way on a menthol ban. Now, they’re reconsidering it. Here’s a primer on two potential policy issues at play.

4 Better Ways To Address Pre-Existing Conditions Than Obamacare

Obamacare uprooted the entire market to address a comparatively small universe of truly uninsurable patients. A better reform would use a more specialized approach.

How Republicans Shot Themselves In The Feet On Pre-Existing Conditions

Moderates assumed that ‘replacing’ Obamacare meant Republican lawmakers had embraced the mantra of universal health coverage, and would maintain most of the benefits.

What The Press Isn’t Telling You About The Politics Of Pre-Existing Conditions

The left and media assume if you don’t support Obamacare, then you cannot want to protect individuals with pre-existing conditions. False.

How An Obscure Regulatory Change Could Transform American Health Insurance

The Trump administration is finally making headway on something that should have happened years ago: defined-contribution health insurance.

When Attacking The Federal Reserve, Trump Actually Attacks Anyone With Savings

Trump doesn’t understand that his recent comments do a disservice to retirees and anyone else with savings––like the ones who voted for him.

Will Disclosing Prescription Drug Prices In TV Ads Make Any Difference?

If the ‘purpose of this regulation’ is to affect pharmaceutical pricing, then confining disclosures only to television advertisements would by definition have a limited impact.