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 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.

24 Ways For The Feds To Boss People Around Were Just Added To Senate Republicans’ Obamacare Retread

These requirements would undermine the bill’s supposed goal of ‘state flexibility,’ and could lead to a regime more onerous and expensive than Obamacare itself.

Sen. Bill Cassidy’s New Health Plan Is Obamacare On Steroids

The plan would give states the flexibility to do what Bill Cassidy wants them to do, and only what Bill Cassidy wants them to do. That isn’t flexibility at all.

5 Greatest On-Screen Humor Moments From NBA Finals Broadcasters

Known for colorful asides, the ESPN trio’s banter can—and often does—make blowout games as amusing, if not as compelling, as last-second nailbiters.

The LeBron And Steph Curry Show Will Dominate The NBA Finals. Again.

The last time LeBron wasn’t in the finals, Prince William was single and House Speaker Paul Ryan was the ranking member of the House Budget Committee.

Does The Heritage Foundation’s Health Plan Include Taxpayer Funding For Abortion?

A few short words in a summary of the Heritage plan leave the real possibility that the plan, if enacted as described, could lead to taxpayer funding of abortion coverage.

Republicans Shouldn’t Ask Judges To Strike Obamacare When Congress Won’t

Striking down the law through legal fiat would represent judicial activism at its worst—asking unelected judges to do what elected members of Congress took great pains to avoid.

Democrats Consider How To Reinstate The Individual Mandate Under A Different Name

It says much about the leftward shift of the Democratic Party that the government-run ‘public option’ represents the most conservative of all the policy proposals discussed.

What You Need To Know About President Trump’s Drug Pricing Plan

While such costs represent a small fraction of overall spending on health care, several dynamics help the prescription drug issue gain disproportionate attention.

Talk About Swamp: Michael Cohen Made $1.2 Million Simply For Knowing Trump

At least one company that hired Michael Cohen admitted that it got suckered by someone who couldn’t deliver. Many companies consider relationship-trading the cost of doing business.

CBO Tries But Fails To Defend Its Illegal Budget Gimmick

CBO can only assume cost-sharing payments get made through premium subsidies if it assumes those payments do not get made directly—thus violating the agency’s legal obligation.