Jordan Roberts

Health Policy Analyst

Posts by Jordan Roberts (page 11)

  • Increasing healthcare options is a good thing

    One of the most noticeable results of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was that it severely limited choices for those who buy insurance through the individual market. For the most part, it limited the ability of insurers to offer plans with different benefits. Many who purchase their insurance…
    Jordan Roberts, October 30, 2018
  • NCCARE360

    Physical health is not the only part of an individual’s overall health. Nor is community health a measure of the overall physical healthiness of a community. Social science research has revealed that a person’s overall health is a combination of many different factors. Often referred to as “social determinants of…
    Jordan Roberts, October 26, 2018
  • Forbes: Raleigh one of the best cities for business

    Forbes has released its 20th annual ranking for the “best places for business and careers” in America. For the third straight year, Raleigh remains in the second position, only behind Seattle. Forbes ranks the potential cities by measuring factors such as business and…
    Jordan Roberts, October 25, 2018
  • Mental health in America

    Stat News recently ran an interesting article that offers a somber detail of the state of mental health in America. As if the healthcare industry isn’t complex enough — the intersection of mental health and physical health is presenting new issues…
    Jordan Roberts, October 22, 2018
  • Thoughts on the midterm healthcare debate

    Election day for the 2018 midterms is rapidly approaching for what is sure to be another contentious election cycle. The political ads on TV or radio have infiltrated the airwaves and campaign signs line the streets. Health care is one of the most important campaign issues for North Carolinians,…
    Jordan Roberts, October 19, 2018
  • Teen Vogue takes on capitalism

    Academically acclaimed publication outlet Teen Vogue tweeted a link to an article last night titled “Everything you need to know about capitalism” with the comment on the tweet reading “Can’t #endpoverty without ending capitalism!” Some of…
    Jordan Roberts, October 18, 2018
  • Less regulation, more value

    In the past, I have written about a healthcare payment model commonly referred to as “patient-centered” or “value-based” care (see here, here, and here). The idea behind patient-centered care is that the provider…
    Jordan Roberts, October 4, 2018
  • A market-based approach to health care

    In a recent research brief, I argue that if our country is serious about bringing down the rising costs of health care, we need to get serious about making it work more like a true market. Consumers need to know prices and providers…
    Jordan Roberts, October 3, 2018