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Brian Blase Quoted in The Washington Post – March 30, 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 Marck 30, 2024, Paragon President Brian Blase was quoted multiple times in The Washington Post article “Obamacare once cost Democrats elections. Now Biden’s hoping to win on it.”

From the article:

Blase, the former Trump White House official, who now leads the conservative-leaning Paragon Health Institute, framed the turnaround in the ACA’s fortunes as part of a natural political cycle.

“The Democrats overreached in 2010, and you had a reaction,” Blase said in an interview this week. “And then the public thought that Republicans overreached on what they were trying to do in 2017, so you had a reaction the other way.”

Blase, for example, criticizes the ACA’s heavily subsidized health insurance plans, calling it “a very efficient mechanism for the Treasury to transfer money to health insurance companies.” The law’s marketplaces, he added, have become a “welfare program.”

The full article can be found in The Washington Post.

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