On August 23, 2023, Paragon President Brian Blase was quoted in an Axios article titled “Think tanks draft plans for a GOP president.”
From the Article:
What’s happening: Paragon Health, as well as the Heritage Foundation and America First Policy Institute, are the primary conservative think tanks now drafting health regulations, policy road maps and recruiting personnel.
Paragon’s road map envisions a burst of rulemaking mostly through the Department of Health and Human Services.
Some resurfaced policies would aim for more transparency in Medicaid financing, like the controversial 2019 fiscal accountability proposal that was later pulled, and build on the Trump-era price transparency rules.
Blase worked on four major health regulations while at the White House’s National Economic Council and notes that three are still in effect: price transparency rules, individual coverage HRAs and short-term insurance.
“I think you learn from those experiences and try to craft the policy that tries to address the legal concerns,” he said.