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.
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Doctors knew they were violating their ethical duty to Darryl Young, but they felt Young and his family needed to incur more pain so the hospital could meet government targets.

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How Trump’s Health Care Order Contrasts With Democrats’ ‘Medicare For None’

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How The Impeachment Frenzy Could Block Bad Health Care Policies

If the controversy over impeachment leads to a legislative stalemate over health care, it will at least prevent Congress from making our current flawed system any worse.

Since Obamacare, Waiting Lists For Care For Disabled People Have Grown 40 Percent

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Will Single-Payer Health Care Help Ruin The Planet?

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Elizabeth Warren Has a Plan—For Avoiding Your Health Care Questions

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.

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

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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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