Jordan Roberts

Government Affairs Associate
Jordan joined the Locke Foundation in the summer of 2018 as Health Care Policy Analyst. He analyzes state and national health policy issues with an eye toward removing government barriers and instead infusing health care with free-market solutions that encourage competition, expand access to quality care, and lower costs.

Jordan is a Charlotte native. He holds two Political Science degrees from Appalachian State University: a B.S. in American Government and an M.A. in American Politics.

Jordan was a legislative intern for U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis and a research intern for the John Locke Foundation.

Posts by Jordan Roberts (page 1)

  • Potential federal legislation makes Medicaid expansion an even worse deal for North Carolina

    Recently, while responding to reporters’ questions on the budget, Gov. Roy Cooper reiterated his desire to expand Medicaid. For years, the Republican-led General Assembly has resisted expanding the Medicaid program to include anyone with an income up to 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL) as the Affordable Care Act (ACA)…
    Jordan Roberts, October 7, 2021
  • NCGA should move forward with Regulatory Sandbox bill this session

    The North Carolina General Assembly is winding down business for this legislative session. There are still several big-ticket items lawmakers need to accomplish, such as passing the biennial budget and drawing voting district lines for the next decade. While lawmakers will prioritize those issues, many pieces of legislation have passed…
    Jordan Roberts, September 20, 2021
  • Could North Carolina be the next state to legalize sports gambling?

    North Carolina may consider a sports betting bill in 2021. Senate Bill 688, a bipartisan Senate proposal, would legalize and regulate online and in-person gambling. After a 2018 Supreme Court case that legalized sports betting, many states have authorized the practice. The bill has yet to come up for a…
    Jordan Roberts, July 22, 2021
  • Stakeholders meet to discuss SAVE Act

    Yesterday afternoon, sponsors of the SAVE Act gathered a stakeholder meeting at the North Carolina General Assembly. The SAVE Act is a piece of legislation that would modernize the regulations that govern advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). More specifically, the bill would remove restrictive collaborative practice agreements that…
    Jordan Roberts, July 13, 2021
  • Senate Finance Committee moves forward with Regulatory Sandbox Bill

    Today, the Senate Finance Committee approved SB 470, the Regulatory Sandbox bill. The legislation will now go to the Rules Committee before having a vote before the full Senate. In a recent research brief, my colleague Jon Sanders explained how the regulatory sandbox works: “What’s a regulatory sandbox?…
    Jordan Roberts, June 9, 2021
  • Health care reforms continue to move through Senate

    Today will be a busy day for the Senate Rules Committee. As of this writing, the committee is set to hear 18 bills when they get together later. Among the bills the Senate Rules Committee plans to hear today are four really good pieces of health care legislation that are…
    Jordan Roberts, May 4, 2021
  • NCGA to consider health provider and insurance reforms

    My last blog post described what I believe are two bad pieces of health care policy that were introduced recently in the North Carolina General Assembly. The blog detailed two insurance mandates dealing with telehealth coverage and chiropractic services. The main problem with insurance mandates is they result in…
    Jordan Roberts, April 21, 2021
  • Insurance mandates are bad health care policy

    Hundreds of bills have been introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly since the session started over two months ago. The bills deal with a wide variety of issues such as tax reform, school choice, and election reform. With so many bills, one would indeed find some good ones and…
    Jordan Roberts, March 29, 2021