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Brian Blase Quoted in The Atlantic – March 29, 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.

On March 29, 2024, Paragon President Brian Blase was quoted in The Atlantic.

From the article:

Brian Blase, the president of the Paragon Health Institute and a former White House adviser on health-care policy for Trump, agrees that the government can’t cut its contribution to health-care spending that much that fast without destabilizing the system. The budget from House conservatives, he argues, should be seen as a marker of the general direction the GOP would pursue on health care, not a precise guide to the legislation Republicans would try to pass if Trump is reelected and they achieve unified control of Congress.

At the same time, Blase argues that Biden’s plans are also unsustainable because they would commit the federal government to spending more than it can afford long-term on health care. “The reality of their policies is that the federal government is sending much more money to health-insurance companies to prop up the ACA,” Blase told me. Biden’s approach, Blase believes, could inadvertently encourage some employers to stop providing insurance and instead push their workers to obtain coverage through the larger subsidies available under the ACA—a dynamic that could substantially increase federal costs over time.

The full article can be found in The Atlantic.

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