Christopher Jacobs
Christopher Jacobs
Christopher Jacobs
Chris Jacobs is founder and CEO of Juniper Research Group, and author of the forthcoming book, "The Case Against Single Payer." He is on Twitter: @chrisjacobsHC. 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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Telling people they will lose their coverage, and figuring out how to pay for this $30 trillion-plus system? Elizabeth Warren doesn’t want to bother answering questions about those minor details.

Why Single Payer Advocates Demonize Opponents Of Government-Run Health Care

Calling anyone opposed to single payer a ‘corporate shill’ patronizes and insults the American people—the same people whose support they need.

Third Dem Debate Leaves Major Health-Care Questions Unanswered

Even the ‘moderate’ proposals would sabotage private coverage, driving everyone into a government-run system. That’s probably why Democrats don’t really answer questions about their health proposals.

ESPN’s Dennis Rodman Documentary Offers A Cautionary Tale About Celebrity Culture

As the film notes, basketball star Dennis Rodman worked hard to become, and remain, a celebrity, but he does not handle celebrity very well.

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Nancy Pelosi’s Drug Pricing Proposal

On Monday a summary of proposals by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi—which became public via leaks from lobbyists—provided an initial glimpse of the Democrat leadership’s policy approach.

Democrat Rep’s Wife Demands Free Marriage Counseling In Her Taxpayer-Subsidized Health Plan

If Democrats don’t like Obamacare plans for themselves, then why did they force all Americans to buy this insurance under penalty of taxation?

Your Guide To The Crazy Things That Happened This Week Over Brexit

The defeats, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s lack of a governing majority, and Parliament’s continued indecision on what to do about Brexit all suggest the need for a quick election.

Star Wars Land Is Proof Disney Has Lost Its Way

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The Queen Just Suspended Parliament. Here’s How That Affects Brexit

Brexit opponents believe that Boris Johnson asked for an extended suspension of Parliament to prevent them from thwarting his plans for a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

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Apart from the typical ‘Voxplanations’ in the article, the philosophy and policies the Senate Democrats laid out don’t stand up to serious scrutiny, on multiple levels.

Why Medicaid Enrollment And Fraud Has Exploded Under Obamacare

Despite its good intentions, Medicaid expansion is proving to be yet another government program laden with waste, fraud, and inefficiency.

Another Study Confirms Obamacare Is The Unaffordable Care Act

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Why Harry Reid Is Wrong About Abolishing The Filibuster

Since he exacerbated the Senate’s status as a legislative graveyard, few should trust Harry Reid’s prescription for fixing a self-inflicted problem.

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Another Chart Proves Democrats’ Health Proposals Will Strip Your Current Coverage

Most Democrats ultimately want to get to a government-run system. They only differ on how quickly to throw Americans off their current health coverage.

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Even the ‘moderate’ candidates said they want to move everyone onto a government-run health plan—they just want to do it in a slower and more subtle fashion than Bernie Sanders.

Joe Biden Says He Loves Medicare And Obamacare. So Why Did He Deliberately Avoid Paying Taxes For Them?

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