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.
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.

What Liberals Won’t Tell You About Pre-Existing Conditions

Voters do like the idea of ‘protections for people with pre-existing conditions’ in the abstract. But when pressed, they express significant qualms about the trade-offs.

Republicans Once More Prove They Won’t Cut A Dime From Federal Spending

With the federal debt at $21 trillion and rising, if Congress will not act on this package, when will it discover fiscal discipline?

Here’s What’s Inside The New ‘Consensus’ Health Policy Proposal

The plan includes parameters for a state-based block grant that would combine funds from Obamacare’s insurance subsidies and its Medicaid expansion into one pot of money.

Are The Heritage Foundation’s Politics Betraying Its Health Care Policy?

Despite these organizations’ own statements opposing these costly requirements, the plan from Heritage and others would leave them in place, hamstringing states.

Why The Justice Department’s Obamacare Lawsuit Intervention Is Absurd

DOJ’s action represented the right policy outcome, but in the wrong venue. Congress and not the courts has proper jurisdiction to strike down the structure of the law.

The Capitals’ Stanley Cup Brings Longsuffering Fans And Players Pure Joy

As a city constantly consumed with politicized and hostile arguments large and small, Washington deserves something to unite over, and smile about.

The Only Weakness Of The Golden State Warriors Is Their Strength

Despite their abundance of talent, or maybe because of it, the Warriors seem prone to self-inflicted wounds.

Thanks To The Capitals, Washington DC Finally Won Something

The Washington Capitals won the National Hockey League title, taking home Lord Stanley’s Cup. Washington last won a championship in January 1992.

Is Republican ‘Sabotage’ To Blame For Premium Increases Under Obamacare?

Rather than throwing more taxpayer money at exchanges, Republicans could emphasize new alternatives to Obamacare-compliant plans.

The Eagles Controversy Could Cost Trump Pennsylvania In 2020

Had only 22,147 Pennsylvanians who voted for Trump pulled the lever for Clinton instead, the Democrat would have won the state’s 20 electoral votes.