Jordan Roberts

Health Policy Analyst

Posts by Jordan Roberts (page 2)

  • NYT op-ed considers benefits of a new Trump hospital rule

    Due to the on-going government shutdown and myriad of other national news stories, you probably missed a significant policy change aimed at hospital prices. The Trump Administration created a new federal rule that hospitals must post their prices to all of the procedures they perform…
    Jordan Roberts, January 22, 2019
  • Major reform, no regulations

    I’m going to use this space today to discuss two healthcare reform initiatives. One was just recently announced and one has been a policy for several years. The former is happening right here in North Carolina. It involves value-based care which I have written about before…
    Jordan Roberts, January 18, 2019
  • Small fix, huge potential results

    Dr. Lee Gross, President of the Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation and the founder of Epiphany Health Direct Primary Care used an op-ed to describe an easy change in the law the Trump Administration could make that would open up enormous amounts of…
    Jordan Roberts, January 14, 2019
  • Chamber of Commerce CEO vows to fight single-payer proposals

    The CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said that the organization representing more than three million businesses would use “all of our resources” to fight single-payer proposals: “We also have to respond to calls for government-run, single-payer health care,…
    Jordan Roberts, January 11, 2019
  • Majority of Americans believe Obamacare ruling should stand

    According to a poll that was recently conducted, a majority of Americans believe the most recent Obamacare ruling, invalidating the entire law, should stand. Survey respondents were asked to answer the following: In December, a federal judge in Texas ruled that…
    Jordan Roberts, January 10, 2019
  • Republicans need to take back the healthcare debate

    An article from The Hill raises an important question that I always find myself asking when I think about Republican’s struggle to dominate the health care debate: Why don’t Republican’s discuss actual policy proposals when debating healthcare…
    Jordan Roberts, January 9, 2019
  • Telemedicine can bridge mental healthcare gaps

    American society often tends to stigmatize those with mental health disorders. While there are several factors that determine one’s overall health, our mental health plays a significant role in mediating physical health. Children and teens, in particular, suffer from a wide range of…
    Jordan Roberts, January 8, 2019
  • Looming hospital merger raises questions about patient benefits

    A North Carolina hospital deal is the subject of an article in The Huffington Post: As North Carolina’s attorney general deliberates over whether to approve the sale of the nonprofit Mission Health System to for-profit Nashville, Tennessee-based HCA, a citizens…
    Jordan Roberts, January 2, 2019