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Brian Blase Quoted in Axios

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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.

Victoria Knight

On August 30, 2023, Paragon President Brian Blase was quoted in an Axios article titled “Republicans’ health gurus off the Hill.”

From the Article:

Congressional Republicans have their own health policy brain trust ready to weigh in on provider issues, budgetary matters, and entitlements, Victoria reports. The members include:

Brian Blase, president, Paragon Health Institute

Blase is a Hill and Trump administration alum with extensive GOP contacts and his own think tank.

This year, he’s worked with House Ways and Means on employer insurance bills, Education and the Workforce on association health plans, and all three House health committees on price transparency.

One of the key things Blase and his staff focus on is how to tailor policy talk to individual members and staffs.

“We have a pretty good relationship with Sen. [Bill] Cassidy, and he gets much more in the weeds than others. Chip Roy can also get into the details. But others don’t as much, and that’s when you work with committee staff,” Blase said.

The full article can be found in Axios.

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