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Brian Blase quoted in Politico – February 20, 2024

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Brian Blase, Ph.D., is the President of Paragon Health Institute. Brian was Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy at the White House’s National Economic Council (NEC) from 2017-2019, where he coordinated the development and execution of numerous health policies and advised the President, NEC director, and senior officials. After leaving the White House, Brian founded Blase Policy Strategies and serves as its CEO.

On February 20, 2024, Paragon President Brian Blase was quoted in Politico’s article “Red states hopeful for a 2nd Trump term prepare to curtail Medicaid.”

From the article:

But some conservatives, including former Trump officials, aren’t sure that reviving the work requirements debate is worth the headache. A new round of protracted legal challenges would almost certainly arise, consuming the time and energy federal health officials could spend on other priorities.

“Medicaid work requirements took a lot of bandwidth at HHS, and it didn’t work out. So, do you want to run the same play, knowing that the courts weighed in the way that they did and that there’s so many other problems that in my view are more glaring than work requirements?” said Brian Blase, a former Trump administration official who is now president of the conservative Paragon Health Institute. “Even if Trump were to get elected, work requirements are definitely not a sure thing.”

The full article can be found in Politico.

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