Steve Jacob

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STEVE JACOB ( is veteran journalist, sought-after speaker, and a trend-tracker on state and national health care policy. He has spent four decades as a daily newspaper and magazine editor and publisher. He contributes to outlets such as D Magazine, Forth Worth Magazine, Dallas Morning News Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Hospitals and a variety of health care organizations. During his tenure at Fort Worth Star-Telegram, his award-winning health commentary was distributed nationally by the McClatchy Tribune News Service. Jacob is an adjunct professor at the School of Public Health at the University of North Texas. He holds master¹s degrees in journalism and business administration from Indiana University and a master¹s degree in health policy and management from the University of North Texas.

Steve is also the author of Health Care in 2020: Where Uncertain Reform, Bad Habits, Too Few Doctors, and Skyrocketing Costs are Taking Us (January 2012). Based on 1,000+ references and a year of in-depth research, Health Care in 2020 offers non-partisan a look at the future of America’s health care. He takes on the challenge of explaining what’s wrong with health care and presents solutions that rise above partisan politics.