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Giving Ventures Podcast: Will We Get Free-Market Healthcare?

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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.

Paragon’s Brian Blase was featured on the DonorsTrust Giving Ventures Podcast in their November 9th episode: “Giving Ventures Podcast: Will We Get Free-Market Healthcare?

From the DonorsTrust website:

Health Entitlements Driving Record Debt

Before founding Paragon in 2020, Mr. Blase worked as a special assistant to the president at the White House National Economic Council. His mission? To help repeal and replace Obamacare. He quickly discovered, however, that Republicans in Congress were divided on alternatives.

“In part, I learned that the Republican party and those of us who support free markets and limited government, we need to spend a lot more time developing health-policy solutions,” he says. “The health-entitlement programs are what are driving our deficits and debt to record levels.”

The health-policy expert is also a pragmatist, however. While he and his team had some success implementing price-transparency rules through the executive branch and creating more health-insurance options small businesses, Mr. Blase says there’s more to be done. Enter Paragon.

“There’s a lot of work left to be done on health reform. Republicans—free-market advocates—are going to be in charge of government again at some point and we really need to have a better well-thought-out platform for what reforms we’re going to advance.”

Listen to Brian’s segment here:

The full podcast can be found on the DonorsTrust website.

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