Jordan Roberts

Health Policy Analyst

Posts by Jordan Roberts (page 2)

  • NC Restaurant and Lodging Association taking advantage of new federal AHP rule

    In a recent newsletter piece, I wrote about the Trump administration’s new rules for Association Health Plans. These plans offer small businesses and self-employed owners new opportunities to group together in order to get health coverage together with other entities that share a…
    Jordan Roberts, November 21, 2018
  • Are needle exchanges and legal injection sites the right remedy for the opioid crisis?

    The ongoing opioid epidemic has had a profound effect on our country. The healthcare industry is struggling to come up with solutions to best treat people who are addicted. The authorities are wrestling with questions of criminality versus medical illnesses. Communities are getting torn apart because of the…
    Jordan Roberts, November 20, 2018
  • NC’s Atrium Health participated in anti-competitive practices

    The Justice Department settled a lawsuit in which the North Carolina-based Atrium Health hospital system was said to have participated in anti-competitive practices: The antitrust suit against Atrium Health focused on language in its agreements with health insurers that had restricted the insurers from creating plans that steered patients…
    Jordan Roberts, November 16, 2018
  • The impact of free and charitable clinics

    Uninsured individuals with limited access to primary care are at greater risk of being hospitalized for ACS conditions, incurring potentially unnecessary costs for hospitals and healthcare systems. However, few large-scale, multi-year studies have focused on how free clinics affect hospitalizations for ACS conditions for uninsured adults. This study…
    Jordan Roberts, November 12, 2018
  • Trump’s AHP rule in action

    President Trump signed an executive order late last year which directed federal agencies to create more options for people to purchase health insurance. Since then, the federal government has made several moves which have laid the groundwork for more choices for Americans. The…
    Jordan Roberts, November 5, 2018
  • California’s $4 billion “oops”

    It was reported earlier this week that a state audit of the California Medicaid program called “Medi-Cal” revealed that the state had made at least $4 billion in “questionable payments” over a four-year period between 2014-2017 and that up to 453,000 people who were ineligible received benefits:…
    Jordan Roberts, November 1, 2018
  • 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