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.
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.

New 2,273-Page Regulation From Medicare Illustrates The Problems With Single Payer

Would a centralized federal bureaucracy ensure that all the country’s medical providers get paid the right amount under single payer? Almost surely not.

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.

Democrats Debate How to Give ‘Free’ Stuff To Even More Potential Voters

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?

How can Joe Biden claim to defend Obamacare—let alone Medicare—when he created a tax strategy specifically to avoid paying taxes that fund those two programs?

Kamala Harris’s Health Plan Would Put A Balloon Mortgage On American Taxpayers’ Wallets

As with Barack Obama’s salesmanship of Obamacare more than a decade ago, 2020 candidate Kamala Harris’ health plan relies upon impossibly promising everything to everybody.

America’s Antiquated Kidney Care System Illustrates Terribleness Of Single Payer

Note to American patients: If you want the best health care money could buy as of 1973—the year when Medicare began coverage of end-stage renal disease—then you’ll love single-payer health care.

3 Reasons To Oppose The Sickeningly Swampy Budget Deal

Republicans agreed to hundreds of billions in additional spending to ‘win’ something they already had. The bill will raise spending by nearly $2 trillion over the coming decade, most of that not paid for.

New U.K. Prime Minister Changes Tough Brexit Politics Only Slightly

Boris Johnson won by a nearly two-to-one margin in the Conservative ballot, as voters chose a prominent Leave supporter over someone who voted Remain in the 2016 Brexit referendum.

3 Things You Need To Know About ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills

The knee-jerk solutions currently under consideration in Congress seem ill-suited to the scope of the problem and could lead to unintended consequences.

3 Reasons Joe Biden’s Health Care Plan Is Merely Socialism Lite

While both Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden want to draw contrasts on health care, their plans contain far more similarities than differences.

Why Republicans Should Not Repeal Obamacare’s ‘Cadillac Tax’

With over-the-top health care costs, Obamacare is the gift that keeps on giving. It’s time for Congress to courageously reform incentives.

3 Reasons You Won’t Keep Your Doctor Under Single Payer

Single-payer supporters argue under the fanciful premise that doctors and hospitals will perform more procedures for less money.

If Your ‘Dream College’ Will Leave You In Major Debt, Go Somewhere Else

Two decades ago, I turned down the opportunity for an Ivy League education—not because I couldn’t get accepted, but because I couldn’t afford the acceptance. It worked out well.

The Coercion-Free Way To Integrate Schools Involves Choice, Not Busing

Empowering parents to select children’s schools would help with desegregation while improving the quality of American education in the process.

Democrat Candidates Agree: Taxpayers Will Cover Health Care For All Who Break Into The United States

Even as all Democrats supported giving coverage to illegally present foreigners, the candidates seemed less united on how to take health insurance away from U.S. citizens.

Democrats Debate How Many Americans To Take Health Insurance From

Democratic candidates’ plans for a so-called ‘public option’ could result in two-thirds of Americans with employer-sponsored coverage losing their insurance.

This Chart Explains How Democrats Will Kill Your Current Health Coverage

Many moderate and establishment Democrats view a government-run plan as a more appealing method to reach their single-payer goal.

Darrell Waltrip’s Retirement Highlights Stock Car Racing’s Existential Questions

One can certainly make an argument for an end to Waltrip’s brand of down-home humor, as part of another attempt to broaden NASCAR’s audience. But how—and to what end?

California Embodies Everything Wrong With Obamacare

People who obey the law will pay the health coverage for people who by definition have broken the law by coming to, or remaining in, the United States unlawfully. Nice job, California.