Jordan Roberts

Health Policy Analyst

Posts by Jordan Roberts (page 2)

  • 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
  • Greensboro-based Cone Health plans to merge with Sentara Healthcare

    Greensboro-based Cone Health and Norfolk, VA-based Sentara Healthcare on Wednesday announced plans to merge the two hospital systems. Tara Bannow from Modern Healthcare reported, The CEOs of both not-for-profit health systems shot down the notion that the proposed deal is happening in response to pressures caused by…
    Jordan Roberts, August 12, 2020
  • Sen. Paul introduces universal HSA bill

    U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) recently introduced a bill that would dramatically liberalize the rules and regulations regarding health savings accounts (HSA). HSA’s are accounts that individuals and employers can donate tax-free dollars to be used on qualified health expenses. Currently, the law says that only those who have…
    Jordan Roberts, August 3, 2020
  • HHS IG says providers can work directly with RIP Medical Debt

    The non-profit RIP Medical Debt was given the green light to work directly with providers to eliminate medical debt for low-income patients. Alex Kacik for Modern Healthcare reported, HHS’ Office of Inspector General recently said it will not penalize health systems and large…
    Jordan Roberts, July 29, 2020
  • Trump’s second term healthcare agenda

    The health care vision of the two political parties in America could not be more different. Democrats and those on the left want to see government play a much larger role than it already does. Many on the left support a single-payer system in which the government is the sole…
    Jordan Roberts, July 24, 2020