Christopher Jacobs
Christopher Jacobs
Christopher Jacobs

Chris Jacobs is founder and CEO of Juniper Research Group, and author of the 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.

How Medicaid Bails Out Blue States And Weakens Their Health Care Systems

The budget crisis in New York that preceded the pandemic stems in large part from Washington’s overly generous match for wealthy states.

Joe Biden’s ‘Medicare At 60’ Plan Shows Democrats’ Lust For Socialized Medicine

If ‘Medicare at 60’ wouldn’t significantly reduce the number of uninsured and doesn’t lower costs for people who can’t afford coverage, why did Biden propose it?

‘The Last Dance’: The Basketball Superstar As Cultural Icon

The cultural impact of Michael Jordan, the Bulls, and basketball in general reached its apex in the ‘Dream Team.’

With NASCAR Back On The Track, America Returns To Sports

NASCAR is the first major American league to finalize a resumption of competition since coronavirus lockdowns shuttered virtually all sports in March.

The True Story Of How I Met My Sister On ‘Jeopardy’

Sometimes—if we let it—the technology that often works to isolate us from our environment can work to bring people together.

The Bigger Problem With The Supreme Court’s Obamacare Bailout Ruling

The Supreme Court granted insurers nearly $12 billion in Obamacare bailout funds. It also allowed the executive to stick Congress with the bill for unconstitutional actions lawmakers never authorized.

‘The Last Dance’: Dennis Rodman Pumps Drama On And Off The Court

As the series ended last week, Michael Jordan faced significant obstacles as the Bulls attempted to win their sixth National Basketball Association title.

How Congress’ Coronavirus Legislation Could Pay Millionaires’ Bills With Medicaid

These provisions not only encourage waste, fraud, and abuse, but will also further entrench government-run health care—the left’s ultimate objective.

Chicago Bulls’ Basketball Drama Becomes TV Drama In ‘The Last Dance’

‘The Last Dance’ explores the American cult of celebrity, particularly as it developed around Michael Jordan, and shows how the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls overcame adversity to win their sixth and final championship.

Yes, We Should Move Away From Employer-Tied Health Insurance, But Not Into Single-Payer

These lefties do have a point: The United States should move away from employer-provided health coverage. It just shouldn’t rely upon a government-run model to do so.

How Democrats Would Make Hospitals’ Corona Cash Crunch Worse

The types of financial shocks hospitals currently face illustrate the problems inherent in Democrats’ proposed expansions of government-run health care.

People Need End-Of-Life Plans, But Coronavirus Panic Is Not The Time To Push Them

Advance care planning has its place in health care, but now seems an inauspicious time to push for its more widespread adoption.

The Economy Won’t Recover Until Americans’ Coronavirus Fears Fade

If the American public stays home en masse even after public officials lift stay-at-home orders, the ‘re-opened’ economy will look nearly as morose as the current one.

Suffering On Good Friday, Now And Then

The parallels between the original Good Friday and the modern version run deep. But they also bring a message of hope and salvation.

Colorado’s Experiment Proves Single-Payer Doesn’t Offer Any Public ‘Options’

At present, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ single-payer legislation represents the far end of the continuum, but liberals will use proposals like Colorado’s ‘public option’ to get there.

Democrats In Congress Won’t Let Andrew Cuomo Fight Medicaid Fraud

That senior Democrats in Congress tied the hands of a governor from their own speaks to how leftists will fight tooth-and-nail to maintain every facet of the welfare state.

Jazz Legend Ellis Marsalis Mentored An Entire Generation Of Musicians

Ellis Marsalis, the patriarch of a musical dynasty extending well beyond his own family, died April 1 of coronavirus-induced pneumonia.

How Republicans Helped Nancy Pelosi Pass Another Unexamined, Pork-Stuffed ‘Stimulus’

House Republican leaders actively participated in Nancy Pelosi’s successful attempt to deny the American people a public vote on the $2 trillion legislation.

Democrats Justify Unlimited Coronavirus Spending While Rationing Care Under Medicaid

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is flat wrong. Entities in both the United States and elsewhere—including within his own government—regularly put a dollar figure on human life.

Nancy Pelosi’s ‘Emergency Coronavirus’ Obamacare Bailout Also Funds Abortion Coverage

The House speaker not only wants to use the coronavirus pandemic to entrench Obamacare, she wants to make taxpayers fund abortion in the process.