Jordan Roberts

Government Affairs Associate

Posts by Jordan Roberts (page 2)

  • Candidate Question: Is the current flexibility given to the state’s schools to reopen a good idea?

    School reopening should be a decision made by each school district, the elected body in the best position to evaluate the groups most and least at risk, health and safety protocols that work, and analyze the costs, risks, and benefits to their district, students, parents, and teachers. To see more…
    Jordan Roberts, October 29, 2020
  • Candidate Question: How should Governor Cooper have handled the Coronavirus response differently?

    We believe the Governor should have taken a regional approach by allowing schools and businesses to remain open in areas with very low infection outbreaks rather than a blanket approach. He should have applied the same standard to high-risk populations; allowed those at very low risk of infection to continue…
    Jordan Roberts, October 28, 2020
  • Candidate Question: Did the state’s executive branch overstep its authority or act in the interest of public health?

    Governor Cooper absolutely overstepped his authority. The emergency management authority was never intended to extend for months and he completely ignored constitutional requirements to confer and consult with the Council of State. Cooper took complete control of the response, and for that reason, he owns the consequences of the…
    Jordan Roberts, October 28, 2020
  • Candidate Question: How would you grade Governor Roy Cooper’s response to the pandemic (A-F)? 

    We’d give the Governor a D. He responded as many governors did at first with a blanket shut down. He faced severe backlash from both sides regarding the speed with which he reopened. He has not been transparent with COVID related data. He was arbitrary in which businesses he allowed…
    Jordan Roberts, October 27, 2020
  • Candidate Question: What’s the state of Medicaid enrollment and how would this change with Medicaid Expansion?

    North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services provides a dashboard that tracks monthly Medicaid enrollment. NC Medicaid Enrollment in March = 2,182,617 Current NC Medicaid enrollment= 2,362,635 Current NC Population= 10,488,084 (July 2019) The current proportion of Medicaid enrollees to the entire population is approximately 22…
    Jordan Roberts, October 15, 2020
  • Medicaid Expansion and Rural Hospitals

    With the election less than 30 days away, political candidates from all across the spectrum are digging in on their political stances, trying to persuade voters to vote for their agenda. Like usual, health care is one of the most important topics for voters, especially in light of the pandemic.
    Jordan Roberts, October 9, 2020
  • Care4Carolina Careless with Medicaid Expansion Survey Questions

    A recent survey sponsored by Care4Carolina gauged the opinions of registered voters in North Carolina about health care issues and Medicaid expansion. There are wide-ranging results concerning voters’ support of “closing the coverage gap,” Medicaid Expansion, and other healthcare-related issues. The survey shows overwhelming support for Medicaid expansion. However,…
    Jordan Roberts, September 10, 2020
  • COVID-19 and the mental toll on Americans

    Americans, and especially our country’s youth, were already experiencing a mental health reckoning before the novel coronavirus. Now, 5 months into the pandemic, there is evidence COVID-19 is acting like an accelerant thrown on the fire that is America’s mental health crisis. A new survey released by the Centers…
    Jordan Roberts, August 14, 2020