Brian Blase

Brian Blase

Senior Research Fellow
The Mercatus Center

Brian Blase is a Senior Research Fellow focusing on health care policy with the Spending and Budget Initiative at the Mercatus Center. Previously, Brian was with the Senate Republican Policy Committee where he served as a health care policy analyst, and before that worked as senior professional staffer for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  Brian received his Ph.D. from GMU in 2013 in economics, with his dissertation on Medicaid.


Obamacare: Goals vs. Outcomes

The Affordable Care Act aimed to expand health insurance coverage, address pre-existing conditions, & reduce health care costs — but did it?  Bob Ewing and Brian Blase of the Mercatus Center…

What Are Health Insurance Death Spirals?

What’s happening to health insurance? It’s in a death spiral: premium hikes lead to enrollment drops lead to premium hikes … Learn More:

Healthcare Premiums: The Death Spiral of Rising Prices

Dr. Brian Blase explains why healthcare premiums are rising and insurers are leaving the healthcare exchanges set by the Affordable Care Act. The result? “Death spiral.” Learn More: