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Brian Blase Quoted in Daily Caller – April 1, 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.

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On April 1, 2024, Paragon President Brian Blase was quoted in Daily Caller article “New Biden Admin Rule Is Boon To Insurance Companies At The Expense Of Consumers, Experts Say,” along side our Paragon Pic “In 2024, Over Half of Exchange Enrollees Have Income Below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level.

From the article:

A large issue with the restrictions on short-term plans is that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), often called “ObamaCare,” has a limited enrollment window, ending in most states in early January and not opening again until November, leaving many unable to enroll during certain parts of the year. Only certain groups can enroll in ACA-complaint health plans year-round, including American Indians, Alaska Natives, those eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program and people falling under certain state-specific programs.

“The limited open enrollment is part of the problem. People will have a short-term plan canceled and then have no ability to buy an ACA plan,” Brian Blase, president of Paragon Health Institute and former special assistant to the president’s Economic Policy Council in the Trump administration, told the DCNF. “There are a lot of other problems. Short-term plans typically have much lower premiums and much better provider networks. So, this rule will lead people to have fewer options for health insurance. The main groups negatively affected by this rule change are the self-employed and 1099 contract workers.”

The full article can be found in Daily Caller.

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