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Brian Blase Quoted in The Huffington Post

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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 June 15, 2023, Paragon President Brian Blase was quoted in The Huffington Post‘s article “Biden Administration Begs Red States To Slow Down Their Medicaid Purges.”

From the article:

Her administration has pointed to its outreach efforts, which include social media campaigns and direct contact through mail and text messages, as proof they are not taking the process lightly – a verdict echoed by Brian Blase, a former Trump administration health care official who is now president of the Paragon Health Institute, a right-leaning policy research organization.

“Nationally, Medicaid enrollment swelled by nearly 20 million people as states stopped doing eligibility reviews so it is likely that about that many enrollees are not eligible for Medicaid,” Blase told HuffPost over email. “States like Arkansas and Florida are taking the proper steps and should not be bullied by the HHS Secretary to continue to make payments to health insurers for people who are not Medicaid eligible and likely have other coverage.”

The full article can be found in The Huffington Post.

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