Paragon Health Institute Icon White

Brian Blase Referenced in The Wall Street Journal

President at Paragon Health Institute
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 July 7, 2023, Brian Blase’s Galen Institute paper, “Individual Health Insurance Markets Improving in States that Fully Permit Short-Term Plans,” was referenced in The Wall Street Journal article “Biden’s Short-Sighted New Health Rule.”

From the Article:

But after the Inflation Reduction Act’s enhanced subsidies expire in 2025, consumers will be in for sticker-shock. Hence, the Administration is trying to drive more young, healthy people back into the exchanges by reinstating a four-month cap on short-term plans and prohibiting renewals. Presto: A free market for insurance that competes with the ObamaCare exchanges disappears.

Some states have experimented with restricting short-term plans, but a 2021 study by the Galen Institute found this didn’t reduce full-coverage premiums. For many young people, the ObamaCare plans even with subsidies aren’t worth the cost. So prepare for an increase in the number of uninsured after the rule takes effect.

The full article can be found in The Wall Street Journal

Related Content


Sign up now for your health policy updates.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.