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Brian Blase Quoted in Inside Health Policy

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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 August 10, 2023, Paragon President Brian Blase was quoted in Inside Health Policy article “Individual Coverage HRAs Gaining Momentum, Reports Say.”

From the article:

Brian Blase, president and founder of Paragon Health Institute, who helped shepherd the ICHRA rule as a Trump administration advisor, estimates there are about 500,000 people using the option today — and the Congressional Budget Office is now assuming about 2 million workers will have ICHRAs by 2032.

He suggests take-up has been slower due to the pandemic, the tight labor market, and the lack of education about the option.

The full article can be found in Inside Health Policy.

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