Jordan Roberts

Health Policy Analyst
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)

  • An introduction to dental therapy

    Have you ever heard of dental therapy? No, it has nothing to do with a psychologist or psychiatrist examining your teeth. Dental therapists are highly trained mid-level dental practitioners who focus on preventive and restorative care working under the supervision of a dentist. Think of…
    Jordan Roberts, May 21, 2019
  • Cutting the middleman will increase access and lower costs

    The direct primary care model is the embodiment of the direction healthcare needs to go — limited regulation, patient-focused, transparent and competitive pricing for all services. Many physicians have begun to realize the benefits of this model compared to the…
    Jordan Roberts, May 20, 2019
  • More competition in Medicaid

    This week, Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) introduced a bill into Congress that would grant states more freedom in how they chose to spend their Medicaid dollars. The bill would allow states to allocate Medicaid dollars directly to patients and give them the power to chose how to spend…
    Jordan Roberts, May 15, 2019
  • When doctors get frustrated with traditional models of care, they turn to DPC

    I have a “Google alert” set up for “direct primary care” (DPC) to read all of the articles written on this topic from around the country. Many of these articles describe primary care physicians who are burnt out from the daily battle between providing patients care and…
    Jordan Roberts, May 9, 2019
  • National Nurses Week reminds us nurses in NC face unnecessary government barriers

    Did you know this week is National Nurses Week? Here is some background from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists: In 1993, the American Nurses Association declared May 6-12 as the national week to celebrate and elevate the nursing profession.
    Jordan Roberts, May 7, 2019
  • Rhode Island Governor plans business tax to fund Medicaid expansion

    The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board recently examined Gov. Gina Raimondo’s plan to tax businesses to pay for part of the state share of Medicaid expansion: Medicaid expansion under ObamaCare was sold as a free federal lunch for the states, but the bill is now coming due. Witness Gov.
    Jordan Roberts, May 6, 2019
  • Florida legislature repeals CON laws

    When Florida is in the news, it usually a national political story such as the Bush v. Gore recount from the 2000 election or something bizarre such as this recent story where police responded to a disturbance call and found an intoxicated gentleman who told police he was…
    Jordan Roberts, May 1, 2019
  • House Rules Committee to hold hearing on Medicare for All

    Today at 10 a.m. the House Rules Committee will hold a hearing on the Medicare for All Act of 2019. The House version of a massive government takeover of the healthcare sector is sponsored by Rep. Jayapal along with more than 100 co-sponsors. This bill is similar to the…
    Jordan Roberts, April 30, 2019