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.
DC Council Bills Taxpayers Half A Million To Avoid Enrolling Themselves In Obamacare

If DC Mayor Muriel Bowser wishes to abide by the D.C. values she campaigned on, she should give up her subsidy and buy health insurance like ordinary residents do.

3 Key Health Care Reforms Conservatives Should Rally Around

We don’t need to adopt socialist ‘health care is a human right’ talking points in order to have a better, more efficient, free market system.

Why The Brexit Deal Has Become Such A Tangled Mess

The gap between what many British leaders want and what Theresa May could deliver has placed the United Kingdom in the midst of high-stakes political drama with a far-from-certain outcome.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Realizes It’s Expensive To Pay For Other People’s Pre-Existing Conditions

Liberals who claim to support Obamacare’s pre-existing condition ‘protections’ don’t want to pay those higher premiums themselves. Imagine that.

Dear Liberals: Your ‘Awful’ Thanksgiving Dinner Is My Life

For some of us, the holidays aren’t the only time we encounter people we disagree with. Here’s how to act your age and set politics aside every so often.

Grieved Catholics Should Consider Financially Boycotting Their Church

As sex abuse runs rampant, how should faithful Catholics deal with bishops who have already deserted their flock by engaging in egregious behavior?

Why The FDA Didn’t Move To Ban Menthol Cigarettes Sooner Might Shock You

In 2009, the FDA looked the other way on a menthol ban. Now, they’re reconsidering it. Here’s a primer on two potential policy issues at play.

4 Better Ways To Address Pre-Existing Conditions Than Obamacare

Obamacare uprooted the entire market to address a comparatively small universe of truly uninsurable patients. A better reform would use a more specialized approach.

How Republicans Shot Themselves In The Feet On Pre-Existing Conditions

Moderates assumed that ‘replacing’ Obamacare meant Republican lawmakers had embraced the mantra of universal health coverage, and would maintain most of the benefits.

What The Press Isn’t Telling You About The Politics Of Pre-Existing Conditions

The left and media assume if you don’t support Obamacare, then you cannot want to protect individuals with pre-existing conditions. False.

How An Obscure Regulatory Change Could Transform American Health Insurance

The Trump administration is finally making headway on something that should have happened years ago: defined-contribution health insurance.

When Attacking The Federal Reserve, Trump Actually Attacks Anyone With Savings

Trump doesn’t understand that his recent comments do a disservice to retirees and anyone else with savings––like the ones who voted for him.

Will Disclosing Prescription Drug Prices In TV Ads Make Any Difference?

If the ‘purpose of this regulation’ is to affect pharmaceutical pricing, then confining disclosures only to television advertisements would by definition have a limited impact.

Prudent Money Management Will Make You Feel Better Than Buying A Lottery Ticket

Unfortunately, hordes of reporters don’t much cover the person who saves well and makes a fortune bit-by-bit, as opposed to the lottery winner who wins big through sheer luck.

Mitch McConnell And Democrats Mutually Reassure Our National Destruction From Entitlements

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should be reminded that two wrongs don’t make a right.

How AARP Made Billions Denying Care To People With Pre-Existing Conditions

The most vulnerable Medicare beneficiaries—those enrolled because they receive disability benefits—often cannot obtain Medigap coverage due to pre-existing conditions.

If Republicans Can Confirm Kavanaugh, They Can Repeal Obamacare

If Republicans are going to start delivering on their promises, why don’t they deliver on one from the last four election cycles, by eliminating the law that has raised premiums for millions?

Alex Trebek Should Have Moderated The Pennsylvania Debate Like He Does ‘Jeopardy’

As with Alex Trebek the quiz show host, Trebek the moderator should seek to blend himself into the background, rather than seeking even more power to make a spectacle of himself:

Why Smaller Premium Increases May Harm Republicans In The November Elections

Since Democrats have attempted to hype Obamacare’s pre-existing condition provisions, premium increases would remind voters those supposed ‘protections’ come with a very real cost.

Why Hospital Monopolies Are What’s Wrong With American Health Care

Obamacare’s crony capitalism—allowing hospitals to grow their operations in exchange for political endorsements—continues to contribute to higher premiums.