Jordan Roberts

Health Policy Analyst

Posts by Jordan Roberts (page 10)

  • Medicaid fraud scheme uncovered in Greensboro

    The best description I have heard of for describing Medicaid and Medicare fraud is it’s like playing whack-a-mole: you can find one bad actor and then three more pop up. Fraudsters can fairly easily defraud Medicaid and Medicare if they want to. I have posted about this…
    Jordan Roberts, June 17, 2019
  • Oklahoma Surgery Center: affordability and transparency

    I write a lot about the direct primary care model (see here, here, and here) – one that accepts no insurance, charges a monthly fee, and where physciains can spend all of their…
    Jordan Roberts, June 14, 2019
  • No, Medicare-for-All will not save the U.S. $2 trillion

    As health care costs continue to rise, patients continue to struggle to navigate the healthcare system, and Congress cannot agree on the direction of health care reform, many are calling for lawmakers to scrap the whole system and transition to a single-payer system. Commonly referred…
    Jordan Roberts, June 11, 2019
  • Medicaid expansion in Louisiana

    Chris Jacobs of the Juniper Research Group penned a revealing Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal on the experience that Louisiana had following the expansion of their Medicaid program. Of course, Medicaid expansion is a policy…
    Jordan Roberts, June 10, 2019
  • Medibid connecting patients and doctors through auctions

    Doctors bidding for patients? That’s the basic function that Medibid’s platform serves to provide. I wrote about this method in a research update back in February. Here is how it works: Auction-based systems place the patient in control of the purchasing process. Patients get to choose the doctor who…
    Jordan Roberts, June 5, 2019
  • Health care in a retail store?

    Whether you are ready for it or not, retail health care is an emerging sector of the health care market. The looming Aetna and CVS merger shines a light on what this could mean for the future of how Americans access health care. The Justice Department approved the…
    Jordan Roberts, June 5, 2019
  • Can Medicaid handle another recession?

    A new budget for fiscal years 2019 and 2020 is currently working its way through the North Carolina General Assembly (See here and here for more). Lots of discussions during budget negotiations have focused on long term sustainability…
    Jordan Roberts, June 4, 2019
  • Congress could unleash DPC with minor change

    Here in North Carolina, we have a favorable direct primary care (DPC) climate, which allows for the creation and use of these primary care models. Many states have codified into law that DPC membership fees aren’t insurance premiums, thus exempting them from…
    Jordan Roberts, May 28, 2019