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Paragon’s Work on the Effectiveness of ARPA and ACA is Referenced in The Washington 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.
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Theo Merkel is the Director of the Private Health Reform Initiative and a Senior Research Fellow for the Paragon Institute and a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute.
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Drew Gonshorowski is a Senior Research Fellow at Paragon Health Institute. He brings a decade of experience conducting quantitative research and building models examining health policy and entitlement programs.

On January 24, 2024, Paragon’s recent article/figure was referenced in The Washington Post article “Obamacare enrollment hits record level as Trump vows repeal.”

From the article:

“The main takeaway of ARPA: if people don’t have to pay anything for an ACA plan, they will finally enroll,” researchers at the Paragon Health Institute, a conservative health policy think tank, wrote in a post last week. “This seems more an indictment of the ACA than a victory.”

The full article can be found in The Washington Post.

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